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Get rid of your boring profile picture with the help of these apps

Been staring at that profile picture for awhile? Worse yet, is your account just showing off that anonymous Twitter egg or the blank-faced Facebook placeholder? Upgrade your avatar with the help of these apps.

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Dumb people, smartphones: One in four users saves dirty pictures on their phones

According to AVG Security, as many as 1 in 4 people have intimate photos on their mobile devices, evidence to the consumer's lack of knowledge about mobile security and privacy. Come on guys, delete those Snapchats.

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First few glimpses of North Korea via Instagram

After a mobile provider Koryolink opened up its data services to foreigners visiting North Korea, an Associated Press reporter took the opportunity to post insider photos onto Instagram.

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Facebook Messenger gets a data price cut – at least, for international users

Facebook Messenger's competitive advantage now is the fact that your messages might cost next-to-nothing, if not nothing at all. For now, the U.S. isn't getting the data price cut - but if recent Messenger updates are any precedent, we should see a less…

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The whole celebrities tweeting during the Oscars thing was orchestrated, guys

Thanks to social media, you didn't have to watch Sunday's Oscars alone. In fact, Twitter rounded up some friends to offer some insider commentary for you - including two genuine screen legends (and Katie Couric, but what can you do?)

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Here’s a social media cheat sheet for picking tonight’s Oscar winners

Completely lost in the chaos of awards season? If you need some help picking the winners before tonight, The Awards Meter tracks and analyzes positive and negative tweets about Oscars nominees to predict the winners and losers.

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All the Facebook news you may have missed this week

As per usual, Facebook had a busy week. If you got lost in all the happenings, here's a quick check up on everything the social network's been busy with.

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Experts sound off on the peril and potential of the evolving Web

The best brains devoted to watching and helping the Web grow spoke at Social Media Week New York, letting us know what we need to be worried about and everything we have to look forward to as the Internet and social networks evolve.

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Pope Benedict XVI shutting down @Pontifex Twitter account

With Pope Benedict XVI resigning from his post on February 28, Vatican Radio announced he would be shutting down his @Pontifex Twitter account the same day.

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Facebook will start giving your old, unpopular photos less attention

Facebook is sending all those older pictures to "cold storage" in an attempt to save money and energy.

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Zendesk hacked – Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter user email addresses stolen

Zendesk announced a security breach today, and the email addresses of some Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest users were downloaded. If you've contacted the support teams of any of these applications, be on the lookout for suspicious emails.

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Tweet and learn: Comedians share what it takes to be funny in 140 characters

Generally, if you have to ask how to be funny, you should probably just give up now - but some of the best minds and mouths behind Twitter comedy had some wit and wisdom to share with audiences at New York Social Media Week.

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No native Instagram app coming to BlackBerry 10, report claims

It's hard to know if claims that Instagram has no plans to build a native app for the BlackBerry 10 platform will actually deter anyone from buying a BB10 device, but BlackBerry will no doubt be disappointed to hear the news as it seeks to establish its new…

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Twitter addressing security problem, introduces DMARC to prevent email phishing attacks

Twitter announced today the inclusion of DMARC to help weed out phishing attempts from copycat email addresses.

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Vaguely sexist On The Rebound app scours Facebook for newly single hookups

New Facebook app On The Rebound aims to find your next hookup right from the data on your profile's feed. But a quick session with the app leaves a sour taste for our female friends.

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