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Facebook's facial recognition policies draws Senate's attention

Social network giant defends use of facial recognition technology and addresses concerns about user privacy as lawmakers seek answers on Facebook's tag suggestions.

Bing and Google deepen social integration in search

Microsoft and Google are each taking steps to extend the social networking capabilities in their search services.

Nvidia investigating breach of hashed passwords

Nvidia said it is investigating the release of encrypted passwords from its user forums, another significant data breach following recent compromises at Yahoo and LinkedIn.

Passwords leaked from Yahoo: Boozy, preachy, angry -- and easy

A look through the compromised Yahoo account information says a lot about Web users and security -- namely, that they don't use much of it.

Who owns your tweets?

Both corporations and employees who tweet on their company's behalf must clarify the question.

Tapbots releases public alpha of Tweetbot for Mac

In a first for the company, Tapbots has released a public alpha of Tweetbot for Mac.

Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute

Yahoo and Facebook have settled a patent dispute, according to a statement Facebook released Friday afternoon.

Twitter bolsters search functionality

Twitter will bolster search functionality to automatically complete users' queries and suggest related search terms, among other improvements.

Twitter gets transparent; releases list of government data requests

Twitter has received more government requests for user information in the first six months of this year than it did in all of 2011.

Twitter loses fight to withhold activist's account information

Twitter has lost a fight in which it challenged a court order to turn over public but now deleted Twitter messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protestor.

TechHive: Social-network privacy settings compared

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Facebook, Google+, and Twitter all have settings that let you tweak what others can see on your profile, but navigating those settings can be a bit of a mess. Not all social networks give you complete control over your privacy online, so here's a quick overview of what Facebook, Google+, and Twitter allow you to do.

Google makes small changes to Google+ but shows social skills elsewhere

The company rolled out incremental improvements to its social network platform while adding social elements to its other offerings.

Remains of the Day: Cereal killers

How does Apple cram so much graham into Golden Grah--er, functionality into iTunes? Can severe weather alerts on your mobile warn you of snaps, crackles, and pops (caused by lightning)? And silly Facebook, HTML5 is for kids.