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Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

The platform is giving its DM free-for-all another shot, two years after its original experiment fizzled.

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Twitter accounts outside of the US now fall under EU data protection rules

Twitter's International headquarters will be in Dublin

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Instagram clarifies rules to ban revenge porn

The site also expressly forbids posts with sexual content involving minors.

This Google patent could kill TV spoilers on social media

Google has an idea of how it can block spoiler alerts from your social networking feeds. Whether we'll actually ever see this idea come to fruition is another question.

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Facebook's still the king of social media among teens

But Instagram and Snapchat don't fall too far behind

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YouTube confirms plans for ad-free subscription service

The price of the service hasn't been revealed, although the plan was disclosed in a YouTube letter to its content partners.

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Facebook releases a standalone Messenger web app

It has many of Messenger's mobile app features, just in a handy Web app format.


How to move your website to a new host

If you run a website, there may come a time when you want to move it to a different host. Here’s how to pull it off without a hitch, and move your personal email too.


Twitter’s 'Quote Tweet' revamp leaves more room for your thoughts

Twitter starts embedding tweets with lengthier comments attached, and in doing so could change the way we use the social network.


Snapchat's first transparency report reveals hundreds of government data requests

Snapchat said it received 375 requests for user data from U.S. authorities between November and February.


Vine's video quality jumps to 720p

All those short, looping video clips are about to get a lot sharper.

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Oculus's chief scientist: VR will succeed because your vision sucks

The fact that our eyes can't even tell what color that dress is? That's great for Oculus.

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How Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp coexist under Facebook

Could the three apps one day control how you communicate?


Twitter launches Periscope, a Meerkat-like live video streaming app

iPhone users got another app on Thursday to help them share live video streams after Meerkat launched several weeks ago. This time Twitter is getting into the game with Periscope.

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How Facebook Messenger will help you discover new apps

Messenger not only helps you find integrated apps, but also give you a reason to actually use the apps Facebook told you to install.