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60,000 people join class-action privacy lawsuit against Facebook in Austria

An Austrian court ordered Facebook to respond to a class action lawsuit that accuses the social network of breaking EU privacy laws. The lawsuit now has the support of 60,000 people.

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Vine update allowing users to import video clips marks big change for service

The look and feel of Vine could be about to change after the short-video service on Wednesday announced iOS users can now import videos from other apps, with new editing tools also added. The update is coming to Android later.

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How to make animated GIFs with Photoshop

Check out this five-step guide to learn how to make a GIF and master the art of animation in just a few minutes

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How to download photos from Instagram

Unfortunately, Instagram is only as good as the network connection your using it on. Check out our guide on how to download Instagram photos for offline viewing, whether you want to download your entire collection or a few choice photos from other users..

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Twitter officially adding tweets to your timeline from people you don’t follow

Twitter is taking more control of your timeline, making official its recent move to include tweets from people you don't follow, as well as favorited posts from people you do.

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Snapchat looking to monetize, reportedly in talks with advertisers and news sites

Snapchat looks to be on the way to monetizing its service, with a report Tuesday claiming the startup is currently in talks with advertisers and media firms with a view to introducing ads, videos and news.

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Want to pass your Facebook account to a heir? Move to Delaware

Perhaps an ideal place to move if you want to pass a massive iTunes collection to your children, Delaware has become the first state to provide legal guidelines related to ownership of digital accounts after death.

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Panasonic published a comic book about an IT guy saving the world with his Toughpad

Panasonic is going all out for its 5-inch ToughPad FZ-E1 phablet. The super durable device now has its own comic book series and a sweepstakes contest.

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Microsoft launches WindUp, its own time-limited picture sharing app (Updated)

Microsoft has launched WindUp, an app that lets you send messages to your friends which are deleted after a set amount of time or views. Despite similarities to Snapchat, Microsoft says the app is part of an ongoing research project into how content is shared…

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Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter likes to try out new features on a limited number of users before rolling it out to everyone – or ditching it entirely. Its latest experiment involves retweeting users' favorited posts, bringing extra (possibly unwanted) content to Twitter timelines…

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Sobrr is the latest social network where everything disappears

Ever posted something on Twitter or Facebook that you've later regretted? Not a problem with Sobrr, where everything is programmed to automatically expire after a period of 24 hours.

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Facebook tests a satire tag to help you spot fake news

If you need a little extra help distinguishing cold hard fact from satirical fiction, Facebook is automatically labelling some spoof articles with a "satire" tag once they've been visited.

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Twitter working to change its policies following Zelda Williams’ harassment

Following Zelda Williams' harassment on Twitter following her father's death, Twitter announced that it will alter its policies to better address similar situations.

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Twitter brings verified users closer together with new features

Twitter's exclusive group of blue-badged tweeters can now receive alerts to let them know when another verified user has started following them, and also filter their followers to bring up verified ones only.

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Twitter starts testing promoted videos in ad expansion

Twitter said Tuesday it's started to test promoted videos on its service. The new style of ad, which appears in a user's timeline, will not autoplay but instead can be viewed by tapping the play button.

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Here’s how to remove the Facebook Color Changer malware

If you recently downloaded an app that claimed to allow you to change the color of your Facebook profile, you need to read this.

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Parody Twitter account accused of planting white flag on Brooklyn Bridge

Parody Twitter account Bicycle Lobby received a subpoena from the District Attorney's office in New York for a sarcastic tweet the account posted that was related to white flags being found on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Feast your eyes on these artful dishes from world’s top restaurants a la Instagram

Ever wonder what makes the world's top restaurants "the best?" If Instagram photos are any indication, is that visual presentations play a big part besides taste.

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Pinterest adds the ability to chat privately about a specific pin

Definitely a useful feature to open a discussion about a specific photo, Pinterest has launched a new feature called Conversations that provides a direct messaging service between active users.

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Pope calls Internet, smartphones, and TV a “distraction” from what’s really important

Pope Francis has said that smartphones, the Internet, and television is a distraction from what's important, and that many young people waste too many hours on these pastimes.

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Man shoots himself in head while posing for gun selfie

A 21-year-old Mexican man died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a gun selfie. Oscar Otero Aguilar had reportedly been partying with friends when the tragic incident took place.

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LinkedIn pays workers $6 million following labor law violations

LinkedIn has paid out almost $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages to current and former employees across the US after a Department of Labor investigation found that the startup had violated rules laid out in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Hotel charges wedding patrons $500 for every bad review posted online

The Union State Guest House, a hotel in Hudson, NY, charged $500 for every negative review wedding guests post online. Likely due to the immense backlash, the venue has since quietly taken down the policy.

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Woman sues Facebook over a revenge porn account

Houston resident Meryem Ali filed a lawsuit against Facebook and a man named Adeel Shah Khan for the social network's inability to act in a timely manner when it came to removing Khan's revenge porn account.

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L.A. residents call 911 to complain about Facebook outage

Easily one of the silliest reasons to call a number meant for life-threatening emergencies, a number of Los Angeles residents started calling 911 when Facebook wouldn't load on their mobile devices and computers

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Google continues to shift away from Google+, Photos going solo

Potentially a sign that Google is slowly sunsetting the Google+ social network, the search company is reported to be transitioning Google+ Photos into a standalone product without requiring a Google+ account.

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Student files privacy lawsuit against Facebook, gets 2,000+ people to join him

Facebook is under fire for privacy violations in Europe once again. Austrian law student Maximilian Schrems now has thousands of supporters in his class-action lawsuit against the social network.

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Sprint’s $12 Facebook plan tacks on extra costs for everything else

Sprint will offer a new pre-paid plan through Virgin Mobile, which includes a limited number of calls and texts, as well as unlimited access to Facebook or one other social network for $12 a month.

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Find more hidden gems with these Craigslist search engines

Want to search all Craigslist postings with a fine-tooth comb instead of the back button? Here are choices for the best Craigslist search engines on the Web. Happy hunting.

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