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Facebook Messenger Introduces Dropbox and Video Chat Heads

Facebook Messenger is a system built to help communicate through the popular social network, but the latest features look to bring it closer to email with Facebook Messenger introducing dropbox features and even adding a chat…

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Twitter Users Hit by State-Sponsored Attackers

On Friday, a number of Twitter users received a notification from the social networking platform, explaining that their accounts had been the target of state-sponsored actors. Unsurprisingly, the supposed targets of these attacks were mass surveillance…

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Scientists Claim the Internet Isn’t Rotting Kid’s Brains

Just like TV and video games, the internet does not “rot kid’s brains”, scientists have decided. Or, at least, there’s in no evidence that using the internet has any detrimental effect on the development of a…

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Facebook Collects All Text Typed Into it, Whether Posted or Not

It’s no secret that Facebook is greedy for your data – it’ll take anything you offer up and sell it on to advertisers – but it has been revealed that the social networking site collects all…

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Twitter Plans to Sell Your Tweets

Twitter’s Data Strategy Chief Chris Moody has revealed that the social network is planning to sell trillions of tweets to data miners to facilitate targeted marketing. According to Moody, tweet data could be used for a…

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Twitter Begs Power Users to Stop Using Instagram

Twitter has been messaging high-profile users, imploring them to tweet photos directly, rather than links to Instagram. The message includes an image comparison, showing the difference between a Twitter photo and an Instagram link (above). After…

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Only 9% of Google+ Profiles Active

In the least surprising news ever, it has been revealed that no one is using the Google+. Kevin Anderson, an analytics blogger, has charted Google+’s usage statistics and, though 2.2 billion people have accounts with the…

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Instagram is Now Worth $35 Billion

As well as having more users, Instagram is now worth more than Twitter at $35 Billion. Citigroup raised the app’s valuation from $19 billion to $35 billion.  The image centric social networking service was purchased by…

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Instagram Passes Twitter, Now Has Over 300 Million Monthly Active Users

Instagram is continuing to grow, with the Facebook-owned image-sharing site now boasting over 300 million monthly active users. This number has swollen considerably from March this year, a number that is up over 100 million in…

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Glose: The Ebook Reader for Social Networkers

Have you ever wanted to turn your love of books into a social experience? Now you can with Glose, the new ebook reader and store. Glose allows users to discuss quotes and segments from their ebooks…

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International Class Action Privacy Suit Targets Facebook

Activist and law student, Max Schrems, has launched an international class action suit against Facebook Ireland for not being in accordance with European data protection law. Aside from the US and Canada, it is said that…

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Facebook Policy Agreement Allowed Emotional State Study on 600,000 Users

When signing up for a Facebook account, the majority of users do not read the Facebook Data Use Policy and consider that their private user data is secure. While this is true, this does not mean…

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Google Expected To Integrate Into Google+

In an interview with Livemint, Google’s Steve Grove, director of partnerships for Google+, went into some detail about how the company plans to stretch Google+ even further in the future: “We’ve been consolidating the different services,…

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Demo For Xbox One Friends App Released

A walk-through of the new Xbox One friends app has been demoed by Major Nelson, and has dealt with two of the most primary parts of the app, which are ‘friends’ and ‘followers’. The retired colonel takes you…