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See ya, SMS: Social messaging apps do more, for free

Social apps combining messaging, games, and stickers are already huge in Asia—and quickly growing here.

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Your Facebook conversations are now fodder for news orgs’ Public Feeds

Facebook aims to compete with Twitter as a source of real-time news around current events.

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Ads are on the way for Instagram's 150 million users

The photo-sharing app has to translate its growth into profit, so get ready to see some ads in the next year.

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Facebook updated privacy policy likely next week

Facebook has closed the notice and comments period on the proposed changes to its privacy policy, and expects to decide by next week whether it needs to further update the policy in the wake of user feedback.

Ease your guilty conscience with GiveGab, a social network for volunteers

GiveGab aims to do for charities what Waze has done for traffic reports.

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Facebook tells employees, 'build something' -- with a table saw

Facebook hopes a large wood working shop installed in one of its buildings on the Facebook campus will inspire some of its employees to apply some new thinking to the jobs they were hired to do.

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Facebook employees gain woodshop, creative outlet

With its new woodshop, Facebook hopes employees will chomp at the bit to build things that won't crash.

Facebook’s data policy changes put your face front and center

The social network clarifies its data use policies in the wake of a class-action lawsuit settlement.

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Facebook does Prism damage control with first government request report

The U.S., of course, led the list of countries fighting for access to Facebook’s user account data.

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Facebook's communal photo albums make it easier to share snapshots—or ignore them

The social network on Monday began a limited roll-out of shared photo albums, which let friends upload snapshots to a collection.

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Logging into apps with Facebook just got less creepy

Apps that use Facebook Login now have to separate the sign-in process from asking your permission to share activity.

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