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Twitter testing ‘Fave People’ timeline, lets you keep your favorite users in one place

Twitter is testing a 'Fave People' feature that allows you to gather together your favorite Twitter users in a special timeline that'd sit alongside Discover and Activity, offering quick access in no more than a couple of swipes.
Mobile

Selfie trend pushing demand for plastic surgery, survey claims

A plastic surgery organization claims the increasing popularity of selfies is causing a rise in the number of people choosing to undergo face-related procedures because the photos "force patients to hold a microscope up to their own image."
Social Media

Man Googles himself, finds picture on ‘Most Wanted’ list, surrenders

Starting with curiosity and likely leading to a feeling of guilt, a California man turned himself into police custody after spotting his picture on a site that attempts to help catch wanted criminals.
Social Media

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to ‘learn more about Chinese culture’ on first visit to nation

Twitter's CEO is visiting China this week reportedly to "learn more about Chinese culture and the country's thriving technology sector," though his trip is bound to spark speculation that the micro-blogging service is looking to re-enter…
Social Media

Man arrested after threatening to shoot someone for 100 retweets

Definitely a stupid way to land yourself in jail, a Los Angeles man thought it would be an absolutely brilliant idea to ask for retweets from his Twitter followers by promising violence as the payoff.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg called President Obama over NSA spying, dubs it ‘a threat’ to the Internet

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he called President Obama to express is "frustration" over NSA surveillance. In a post, Zuckerberg said the US government is a "a threat" to a free and open Internet.
Web

NSA pretended to be Facebook in its effort to infect ‘millions’ of computers

As part of its efforts to install malware on “millions” of computers worldwide, the National Security Agency impersonated Facebook to trick targets into downloading malicious code.
Mobile

Twitter tests click-to-call button in sponsored ads

In an effort to make its service increasingly attractive to advertisers, Twitter is testing a click-to-call button in sponsored tweets enabling users to quickly and easily respond to ads offering, for example, special deals at places like…
Social Media

Twitter fixes long-standing bug that exposed protected accounts to unapproved followers

While the vast majority of Twitter accounts are public, an owner of an account can 'protect' it by approving or rejecting individuals requesting to follow. It now appears that for several months a bug left some of these protected accounts…
Web

Edward Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is the answer to NSA surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the crowd at SXSW 2014 that better encryption tools are the best way to limit mass government surveillance, and called on the techologists in attendance to help create these tools.
Social Media

Facebook coughs up $200,000 for a local cop

Facebook is footing the bill for a patrolman to operate near the site of its new Menlo Park campus — a welcome boost for the local community or a worrying precedent for privately funded cops?
Opinion

We are all Satoshi Nakamoto: Newsweek proves how fragile our anonymity is online

All of the information that could expose us to a harsh world, just as Nakamoto is now exposed, is out there, waiting for life to make it valuable to anyone who wants to exploit it.