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Scam Alert: Do NOT click on that 'Instagram for PC' ad

An advertisement circulating on Facebook and Twitter for a desktop version of the photo-sharing application Instagram is a scam, according to security vendor Symantec.

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Facebook disables some legitimate apps while targeting malicious ones

The use of tools to detect malicious patterns in apps led Facebook to temporarily disable some legitimate third-party apps that integrate with the social networking website.

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Facebook readies roll-out of mobile payment system for e-commerce

Facebook's new mobile payment system may place it in direct competition with PayPal.

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Date night? Nab an OpenTable reservation without leaving Facebook

Facebook adds OpenTable integration, movie times, and TV listings to mobile pages.

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Relive your greatest social media hits with Timehop

Timehop and Facebook's "On This Day" feature can teach us a few life lessons, such as: Hey, you check in at too many bars.

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Facebook feed change makes businesses work harder for eyeballs

Resurfacing of "engaging" posts may penalize brand content

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Commercialization won’t ruin Instagram video—yet

Companies are clamoring to expand their social media strategy to video, but they have to be careful not to scare away Instagram’s indie-at-heart users.

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Facebook tweaks News Feed so you never miss a major moment

In an update rolling out to users Tuesday, Facebook is pushing important stories you didn’t see to the top of your News Feed.

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Older adults warm up to social networking

Sixty percent of people ages 50-64 use social networking this year, up from 6 percent in 2005. Among people ages 30-49, the percentage also increased sharply, according to survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center.

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TechTip: Hiding updates, photos from your Facebook profile

Have you been tagged in a Facebook update or photo that you want to banish? Here's how to use the Hide From Timeline feature on the social network.

Facebook raked in big bucks from mobile ads in Q2

Facebook's mobile push is pulling in significant revenue for the social network, which reported $1.6 billion in ad revenue during the second quarter.

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