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4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers leaked online

Potentially cause for alarm if you are a heavy Snapchat user, a huge collection of usernames and phone numbers has been published on the Web due to an exploit that Snapchat hasn't fixed yet.

Missing 2013 already? View your most popular Instagram photos last year in a short video

Instagram-tracking service Statigram offers a new tool that turns your most-popular photos into a short highlight video. The feature picks five photos from your 2013 posts based on "likes."

Best websites for deals on gadgets, gizmos, and more

Pinching pennies while shopping for hammocks, streaming devices and anything else you might desire isn't as difficult as it once was. Check out our selection of the best deal sites for a roundup the most lucrative avenues for scoring big…
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Facebook’s favorite hacks of 2013 are a bad sign for the company

Facebook's engineers released a list of their favorite hacks for 2013. Most of them were more boring than a watching paint dry while listening to John Mayer and eating a crumpled piece of plain white bread.
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On Android, Twitter tests a new kind of ‘fav’ for entire accounts, not just tweets

Twitter is testing a new way to "fav" on its Android app. Users now have the option of pressing "favorite" for an entire account, not just individual tweets. These favorite accounts send push notifications. Will this roll out to iOS or die…
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The strange tale of Iran’s short stint in blocking Instagram, hints of possible full ban

Instagram experienced a widespread outage in Iran this week, leading experts to believe the government was experimenting with blocking the popular service. Iranians can currently access Instagram again, but the incident raises questions…
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After a joyous Christmas price increase, Twitter stock plummets following downgrade

Twitter's love affair with the New York Stock Exchange has soured after a wild fling with sky-high stock prices this December. An analyst downgraded the micro-blogging service, causing a steep decline in stock price.
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Facebook ‘dead and buried’ for Europe’s teenagers, says new report

Researchers working on the Global Social Media Impact Study in Europe have found that younger people are abandoning Facebook for its rivals, with the online presence of mom and dad one of the key factors.
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Eight apps to help manage and understand your social media profiles

Handling a lot of different social media accounts can be stressful and time consuming. Digital Trends is here to help you manage with eight awesome apps for dealing with the pain of updating four separate websites.
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#SharkAttack: Australia uses Twitter to send shark warnings

An Australian beach safety organization has a Twitter account set up to send alerts every time a shark becomes a potential danger for swimmers. The account automatically posts about sharks tagged with transmitters.

Free Facebook comes to US phone users without data plans

An offshoot of T-Mobile called GoSmart is offering free Facebook access as part of a new bundling plan for prepaid customers. This suggests Facebook is actually serious about the whole "get the entire world on Facebook" thing.

Facebook for Windows 8.1 gets a slew of new features

A recent update to the Facebook app for Windows 8.1 brings a whole host of changes to the way you can manage photos, post and so much more. Read to learn more about all the changes.