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Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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Fake news fallout: Facebook starts asking users if headlines are accurate

Facebook is turning to its user base to help solve its clickbait and fake news problems.

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Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger

Facebook has launched Facebook Instant Games, placing social games directly within its News Feed and Messenger app and tacitly discouraging users from turning to other mobile games and third-party chat services.

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How to protect yourself on Twitter with its improved mute, report, and filter tools

Twitter has ramped up filtering and reporting options on its website and in its mobile apps.

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Facebook's latest experiment: Helping you find free Wi-Fi hotspots

Facebook may soon help you find the closest public Wi-Fi access point with a new feature in its mobile app.

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Instagram is shaking things up with live video and disappearing messages

Instagram just lifted one addictive feature from Facebook and the other from Snapchat.

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Twitter beta adds Snapchat-style QR codes to make following faster

You can grab your own code or scan another directly from the Twitter app for Android and iOS.

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Streetography review: Photo app automatically puts your snapshots on the map

Free iPhone app crowd sources street photography to map neighborhoods block-by- block.

Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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Twitter beefs up its mute tools and abuse policies to help you proactively silence trolls

Twitter has new ways to keep the trolls from getting at you, as well as beefed up anti-abuse enforcement policies behind the scenes.

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Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described as “crazy” the criticism that fake news on its news feed to users had tilted the vote in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

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Pinterest adds tips to pins so your DIY projects won't be such failures

See and add recommendations to pinned ideas to prevent the dreaded Pinterest fail.

How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

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Facebook taps machine learning to transform videos into works of art

Using a technique called style transfer, Facebook takes live video and turns it into something that resembles the work of Van Gogh, Picasso and other artists.

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LinkedIn aims to take the guesswork out of salary negotiations

Discussing salaries at work can be tricky. LinkedIn is trying to take the guesswork out of all that by giving users the ability to view aggregate data about salary trends by profession.

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Instapaper makes its premium features free

Pinterest could have killed read-it-later service Instapaper, but instead the company made it free.

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Instagram is finally making it easy to buy stuff

The photo-sharing network is turning into a shoppable catalog, and it's a good thing.

How the White House's social media accounts will transition to the next president

The White House will give up its social media accounts to the next President in just a few months. Here's how it will happen.