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Facebook Spaces wants you to hang out with your friends in VR

Facebook is making it possible to hang out with your friends in virtual reality using Spaces, a new app the company launched Tuesday for the Oculus Rift. The app will allow people to join a shared, immersive video call, represented by a personalized avatar.

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Facebook aims to crush Snapchat with augmented reality

Facebook's efforts to embed camera functionality in all the apps it runs isn’t just a push to crush Snapchat. The company will be using those cameras as a way to create a developer platform for augmented reality, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed Tuesday.

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Instagram Stories hits 200 million daily viewers, surpassing Snapchat after all

Instagram continues to replicate Snapchat features, including pinning stickers to videos.

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Twitter sues the U.S. government for demanding it unmask critical 'alt' account

Twitter is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of an internal witch-hunt to uncover who is behind a Twitter account that is critical of the immigration service.

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Facebook's rocket ship icon is a test flight for a secondary news feed

If your Facebook feed has a rocket-ship icon, it's because the social media platform is testing a secondary news feed with users worldwide.

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Twitter changes its default profile photo from an egg to a human-shaped blob

The egg that's come to represent Twitter's anonymous trolls is gone.

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Twitter stops counting usernames in replies toward the 140-character limit

This change is coming to Twitter’s iOS and Android apps as well as Twitter on the web.

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Facebook goes full Snapchat with disappearing Stories

Camera filters, selfie masks, and direct messaging are coming to the main Facebook app. Good luck, Snapchat.

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Security check: Which apps have permission to access your online accounts?

A recent social-media hijacking reveals how poor services are about aging out unused connections.

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Twitter mulls an enhanced TweetDeck for power users as subscription rumors swirl

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in a new enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of the service.

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Instagram adds two-factor authentication, censors photos that are deemed offensive or disturbing

Photos that don't violate Instagram's content guidelines but are still considered "sensitive" will be blurred out.

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Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're sharing fake news

Before you share that story, Facebook wants you to know its facts are in dispute.

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Facebook live videos take aim at Twitch with streaming software, hardware support

Facebook's new streaming software and hardware support for personal live videos is a shot across Twitch's bow, but Twitch shouldn't sweat it.

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LinkedIn's Trending Storylines aims to broaden users' news horizons

LinkedIn wants to be its users’ professional news feed, and the company just launched a new feature aimed at providing them with a broad set of perspectives on relevant business news.

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Apple's new Clips app is like a simplified iMovie for viral videos

Apple's new Clips app helps you make and share short, multi-clip videos.