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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.

Google acquires social media toolbar maker Meebo

Google has acquired Meebo, a company that makes a toolbar that aggregates content from websites as well as displaying advertisements.

The Macalope Daily: Acquisition fetishism

Oh, yeah. Apple should buy Facebook. Mmm. That's good.

Weekly Wrap: Tim Cook, a WWDC keynote, and a whole lot of how-to's

Tim Cook shed some light on Apple's future plans, the Mac App Store sandboxing deadline arrived, and we offered up a boatload of how-to articles during the last seven days.

Twitter user growth slows but engagement grows

Twitter may not be gaining new U.S. users as fast as it used to, but the users it has are much more engaged, according to a a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Ping: What went wrong

At the D10 Conference this week, Apple's Tim Cook all but said that the company's music-centric social networking service is dead. Chris Breen offers his two cents on what put it in the ground.