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Got privacy? If you use Twitter or a smartphone, maybe not so much

The notion of online privacy has been greatly diminished in recent years, and just this week two new studies confirm what to many minds is already a dismal picture.

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A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user records

A hacker is trying to sell a database dump containing account records for 167 million LinkedIn users.

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Twitter is on the right track with this rumored change to its 140-character limit

The company may no longer count links and images toward your tweet limit.

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Instagram unveils revamped icon and interface tweaks

The nostalgic logo is out, with the new app icon embracing the trendy move to flat design and sharp colors.


Attack of the bots! 10 AI helpers you can try today

With everyone from Microsoft to Facebook to Slack singing the praises of bots, it's time you see what all the fuss is about.

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Apple Music Connect will reportedly be downgraded in iOS 10

The Apple Music social feature that allows artists to share music and videos directly with listeners won't be as prominent in the upcoming redesign.

Twitter for Mac update introduces Moments, GIF search, and polls

Twitter's curated feed of trending topics comes to the Mac app.


Twitter’s Connect tab takes another shot at the 'who to follow' problem

Twitter's Connect tab reformats the Find People button with more personalized recommendations.


Facebook Messenger testing Snapchat-style disappearing messages for iOS

Potential version of the FB Messenger iOS app has a time-limit for your messages to remain visible.

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Tinder Social alarms users by showing Facebook friends

Turns out some people want to keep their online dating habits private.

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Facebook’s rumored camera app sounds like a Snapchat-Periscope hybrid

Facebook wants another shot at spontaneous photo and video sharing with a standalone camera app.

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Snapchat takes face-swapping to new levels with iOS update

Now you can choose images from your Camera Roll to filter your face.


Facebook's latest News Feed change puts articles you'll actually read front and center

The social network tries—again—to get away from clickbait.


Facebook Messenger adds group voice calls

Now you and 49 of your closest friends can have a free, voice call on Facebook Messenger.

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Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft pursue strong security, but differing notions of privacy

Giant corporations are now swinging their power in favor of users, but each approach doesn't yield the same outcome.