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A pox on all their houses: Apple lumped in with Facebook

Apple's probably just as bad on privacy. I mean... probably, right?

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How to check if Facebook shared your personal info with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here's how to tell if you were affected.

on pcworld.com

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Snapchat finally delivers those TrueDepth-enhanced AR Lenses

First demoed at the September iPhone event in 2017, the souped-up selfie lenses are finally ready for your close-up.

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How to download your Facebook data

What exactly is on your Facebook profile? You can peruse your profile online, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The easiest way to see your Facebook data is to download it.

How to delete, disable, or limit your Facebook account

If the news of Facebook's data handling has got you spooked, here's how you can limit third-party access to your account.

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UptiiQ review: Post videos to three social networks at once from a single upload

UptiiQ simplifies publishing video to social media accounts by uploading files one time, then encoding and optimizing content prior to posting it directly to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Instagram finally snags Snapchat’s beloved selfie lenses with new face filters feature

A slew of new features are coming to Instagram Stories today, including reverse video, hashtags, and an eraser.

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Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

Opera 45 lets you easily share content with friends thanks to built-in messaging features.

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Mingis on Tech: H-1B visas and the future of Facebook Live

While some changes may be coming to the controversial H-1B visa program in the U.S., the same can't be said for Facebook Live, which is under scrutiny after users posted disturbing videos.

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Twitter will stream video news from Bloomberg all day, every day

Twitter and Bloomberg are creating an online news channel for cord cutters and social media addicts.

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Facebook wants people to type from their brain and hear with their skin

Facebook revealed Wednesday that it is working on technology to let people type straight from their brains at 100 words per minute, besides disclosing another project directed at allowing people to hear with their skin.

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Facebook will let you play songs from Spotify and Apple Music inside Messenger

At its F8 developers conference, Facebook unveiled Messenger Chat Extensions for creating in-app experiences, including sharing and playing songs from Spotify and Apple Music.

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Hands-on: Oculus Rift's Spaces shows Facebook doesn't understand social VR

Oculus Rift's Spaces, Facebook's first stab at social VR is cold, sterile, and very corporate. There are better options for digital hangouts.

on pcworld.com

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How to use Snapchat’s new augmented reality 3D world lenses

Snapchat is retaliating against Facebook’s clone wars by boosting its AR camera capabilities. Here’s how to add 3D animated objects to your Snapchat messages.

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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.