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Facebook launches significant new privacy changes

The moves by the giant social network make it easier for users to access privacy controls.

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Manage all your social-network contacts in Cobook for iOS

This free app provides a unified address book for all your contacts, not just those that live on your iPhone.

Instagram photos botched on Twitter

The photo glitch was intentional but not act of war, says Instagram CEO.

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Facebook holds vote on right to vote, data-sharing policy

Facebook users will be able to vote until noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern on December 10.

on pcworld.com

U.S. Capitol

Senate bill to allow warrantless government access to your online services

A Senate bill that, at one point, would have protected e-mail privacy has gone the opposite way, and would allow government surveillance of online services without a warrant if passed into law.

on pcworld.com

Facebook expands Gifts service with more products

If wishing a Facebook friend on his birthday isn't enough, users can now attach real gifts to their greeting with an expanded gift service that the social networking Web site announced on Thursday.

on pcworld.com

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Apple's upcoming iPad event, weird Macs, and plenty more

This week, in some ways, felt a bit like the calm before the storm. Apple announced a special event coming next week, we shared the stories of various unusual Macs, and of course we offered our usual slew of reviews, how-tos, and news.

Tweetbot arrives in Mac App Store, with higher price than its developers prefer

The hugely popular Twitter client for iOS now arrives in the Mac App Store. But its $20 price tag is necessitated by Twitter's recent API changes, developer Tapbots says.

Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

Facebook confirmed it has patched a security hole related to its phone number search.

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Twitter updates TweetDeck with new theme, other improvements

Twitter on Wednesday released an update to its cross-platform TweetDeck client. The update offers a second, lighter theme, and other small improvements.

Twitter redesigns its iPad app, introduces new profile header

Twitter's getting just a bit more photogenic: The company on Tuesday announced a redesign for its iPad Twitter app, along with updates to its iOS and Android apps and a new profile page overhaul that includes Facebook-style cover photos.

University of California sues Facebook for patent infringement

The University of California is suing Facebook, alleging infringment on four patents that enable Internet browsers to host embedded interactive applications.

Zuckerberg says IPO has been 'disappointing,' eyes search opportunity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his first interview Tuesday since the company's troubled initial public offering earlier this year at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.

Twitter officially unveils more-restrictive API

As promised, Twitter on Wednesday released more details about version 1.1 of its API, outlining the specifics of the increasingly restricted access it will offer third-party developers to its service.

Facebook cleanses pages of fraudulent "Likes"

Facebook plans to cleanse pages of fraudulent "Likes" that have been injected by scammers to impart a false sense of popularity on profiles.