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Snapchat clarifies privacy policies after terms of service change freaks out users

Snapchat is the latest social network to end up on the wrong end of Internet outrage after changing the language of its terms of service and privacy policy.

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Instagram dabbles in curated collections with Halloween video push

Instagram is following similar efforts from Snapchat and Twitter to turn public, user-created content into collections centered around specific events.

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Facebook changes 'real names' policy to provide context for chosen names

After heavy criticism, Facebook will make changes to how it enforces "real names" starting in December.

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Facebook Message Requests wants to replace your phone number

Facebook's new solution for getting messages from non-friends means the end of the little known 'Other' inbox.

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More ads come to Twitter with Promoted Moments

Advertisers can now curate the Moments you see, starting this weekend.

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Facebook has figured out why it’s draining your iPhone battery

In which Facebook compares its code to an irritating child.

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Facebook just made all public posts searchable

Protect your posts from Facebook's new search feature by changing your privacy settings.

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Instagram's whimsical new Boomerang app creates GIF-like one second videos

Tired of the same old filtered images and videos? Instagram has a new app to spice up your main feed.

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Twitter adds a proper way to poll your followers

Say hello to Twitter Polls, and goodbye to “Retweet for yes, Favorite for no.”

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Facebook warns users of potential state-sponsored attacks

Facebook will now warn people if it has a strong suspicion an account is being targeted by a nation-state.

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Tweetbot 2.1 review: Twitter Mac app steps up with improved features

This overhaul to Tweetbot for OS X brings changes large and small that add up to a much better experience.

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Facebook's new video features for iOS edge into YouTube's territory

The world's largest social network wants to keep eyeballs away from YouTube with a dedicated News Feed for video.

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Big changes continue at Twitter: Company to lay off 8 percent of engineers

Twitter will work better with a "nimbler" engineering team, Dorsey tells staff.

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Facebook 'Reactions' test adds six emojis to the Like button

Don't call it a Dislike button, but Facebook is taking a new approach to the Like button with a system allowing you to express empathy.

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How to be awesome on Twitter in 5 steps

Twitter's new features are making the network more welcoming to newbies, but there are some pitfalls to watch out for.