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Facebook to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

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Instagram steps out of the box, allows posts in landscape and portrait orientation

Goodbye, awkwardly cropped square photos!

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How to stop auto-play videos on Facebook and Twitter

Auto-playing videos in Facebook and Twitter are annoying. Here's how to stop them.

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Facebook Moments turns your photos into music videos

New update to standalone photo-sharing app automatically creates short videos from your photo collection.

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Twitter shutdown of apps for deleted tweets could give politicians new control

By effectively shutting down apps that showed politicians' deleted tweets, Twitter is giving politicians more control over public speech, and at the cost of transparency, some digital media experts said.

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Forget television: The revolution will be live-streamed

How better smartphone cameras, faster mobile broadband, and the rise of streaming apps turned live video into the next big social media wave.

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Facebook said to be prepping Twitter-like news app for mobile

Facebook is reportedly creating a news app that delivers breaking news to users from partner news sources.

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Twitter sees surge in government requests for account information

Twitter has expanded its latest Transparency Report to include information on trademark notices and email providers' privacy practices.

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Facebook gives businesses more ways to privately message users

Businesses can now respond to users' comments on Facebook via Facebook Messenger.

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Facebook puts a celebrity twist on live-streaming video

The company is taking aim at Periscope and Meerkat with a VIP-only live-streaming feature.

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: Video today, virtual reality tomorrow

The Facebook CEO seems set on virtual reality as the next medium for sharing content.

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Facebook revenue surges 39 percent but costs also soar

Profit shrunk as costs went up by more than 80 percent.

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Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

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Google has finally figured out what to do with Google+: Downsize it

And best of all, you don't need a Google+ account to do anything else on Google!

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Meet Roust, the social network that gives political nuts a safe place to troll

If you're sick of political posts clogging up your Facebook news feed, send your "friends" over to Roust, where impolite discussion is encouraged.