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Analysis: Girls Around Me shows a dark side of social networks

The furor surrounding the Girls Around Me App reveals how much users still have to learn about what social networks reveal about them.

Tweet Marker Plus brings Web interface, optimized search

The new premium Tweet Marker Plus offering introduces a Web-based Twitter timeline that stays in sync with your other Twitter apps, along with a unique search option.

Four answers to common Facebook Timeline questions

As Facebook switches another wave of resistant users over to Timeline, CIO's Kristin Burnham has been hit with a few common questions. If you've recently switched to Timeline, or are still resisting the change, here are answers to four of the more common questions she's gotten.

Google enables third-party apps in video Hangouts

Google has opened its Google+ Hangout service to third-party applications, and is adding an apps menu to the video chat application to help people find them.

Facebook warns employers not to ask job applicants for log-in credentials

Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability.

Facebook rolls out high-resolution photo display and full-screen viewer

Facebook now automatically displays shared photos at the highest possible resolution for users on a desktop offers a full-screen viewing option.

Twitter acquires blogging platform Posterous

Twitter has acquired blogging company Posterous, and said its engineers, product managers and others will join Twitter teams working on several key initiatives.

Yahoo sues Facebook over 10 patents

Yahoo is accusing Facebook of copying a range of technologies that the flagging search company invented, in a lawsuit that alleges the social media giant infringes on 10 patents.

Facebook adds Interest Lists, steps up rivalry with Twitter

Facebook will soon roll out an "Add Interests" menu option that allows its users to subscribe to content feeds by subject area, the company said on Thursday.

Facebook loses German privacy lawsuit over Friend Finder, personal data

A German regional court judge has ruled that Facebook's use of user content and its Friend Finder feature violate privacy laws, and that it must change its terms of service.

FourSquare drops Google Maps API for OpenStreetMap

Location-based social media service FourSquare has abruptly swapped the Google Maps technology underlying its product for the OpenStreetMap. However, FourSquare's mobile applications will continue to use the Google Maps API due to the tight integration between the mapping components present in iOS and Android.

Zynga to launch games platform, invites third-party developers

Zynga will launch its own social gaming platform and open it up to third-party game developers.

Getting started with the new Facebook Business Pages

Several months after Facebook first started rolling out Timeline to the public, the social network has formally announced Timeline's expansion to brand- and business-focused pages.

Yahoo, Facebook in intellectual property dispute

Yahoo is threatening action unless Facebook licenses some of its technologies, as other web and technology companies are said to have done.

Facebook pushes for HTML5 standards, mobile payments

Facebook is working with mobile operators to make phone-based payments easier and has launched an effort to standardize HTML5.