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Facebook pushes security tips to all its users

Facebook has started promoting security tips at the top of each user's home page, with a link to information about scams, passwords and how to stay safe on the social network.

WordPress 3.4 offers hassle-free theme testing

WordPress 3.4 offers new tools making it easier to choose themes and format photo captions.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, AOL join new alliance to fight 'bad ads'

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and AOL have joined an alliance that has been set up to counter "bad ads," including those that deliver malware, direct users to scams, or try to sell counterfeit goods, said StopBadware, the promoters of the alliance.

Twitter looks to get more interactive with expanded tweets

Twitter is updating its "expanded tweets" feature, giving users more previews, images and videos from a growing list of news outlets.

Social app Skout suspends teen community after rape allegations

Skout, which offers a social networking app for iPhone and Android devices, has suspended temporarily access to its teen community, after three cases of alleged rape involving adults posing as teenagers on the network were reported.

Users give Facebook's privacy changes a thumbs down

Voting on Facebook's proposed changes to its privacy policy concluded Friday morning Pacific time, with voters delivering a strong rebuke of the proposed changes but falling far short of the turnout the company required to consider the vote binding.

Facebook launches App Center

Facebook took its App Center live on Thursday at a slick media event in San Francisco, announcing a handful of previously undisclosed features.

LinkedIn provides breach update -- sort of

In an update that raises more questions than it answers, LinkedIn assured members that the company is working hard to protect their personal data in the wake of a security breach that exposed about 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords.

Foursquare launches major redesign

Foursquare has launched a major redesign of its app for the iPhone and Android devices, incorporating features from social discovery and local search.

User vote on Facebook privacy policies hasn't stemmed criticism

Facebook is conducting a massive user referendum this week, asking its 900 million-plus users to approve or reject changes to its privacy policy that it first proposed in May.