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If unwanted Tinder matches appear as Facebook-suggested friends, here’s why

Some online daters are noticing their Tinder matches popping up on Facebook as suggested friends. But there may not be a direct connection, with the cause more likely being a side-effect of your other online activity.
Social Media

Bart Teeuwisse found out he lost his job at Twitter in the worst way possible

In a situation that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "rude awakening," now ex-Twitter employee Bart Teeuwisse discovered he'd lost his job not via his employer, but rather via a news headline and a failed login attempt.
Social Media

Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ feature finally lets users block unwanted memories

It took a while, but Facebook has finally come up with a way for users to block unwanted memories from its "On This Day" feature. New filters allow users to reject names and dates they'd rather forget about, hopefully ensuring fewer nasty…
Social Media

Facebook continues push for video content with new feed dedicated to video

Facebook believes your news feed will be filled with videos in the near future and is already testing a news feed dedicated to those videos shared by your friends and the pages that you follow.
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A Turkish newspaper editor’s ‘insulting’ tweets land him in jail

On Friday, Bülent Keneş, the editor-in-chief of Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, was removed from his office and arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Sadly, this is far from the first instance of media censorship.
Movies & TV

Vine star King Bach to star with Key & Peele in new Fox comedy

Vine star King Bach will star in a Fox comedy which also features Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The untitled show will follow the personality as an undercover cop who returns to take revenge on childhood enemies. 
Android Army

Secure the stickers: Line messaging app adds end-to-end encryption to boost privacy

Using the Line messaging app has just got a whole lot more private. Messages sent between two users are now secured with end-to-end encryption across multiple platforms, an industry first according to the company.
Social Media

Twitter plans to layoff 8 percent of its workforce

Twitter has announced plans to layoff 336 employees, or eight percent of the workforce. Most cuts were made to the engineering division. The decision arrives just one week after Jack Dorsey returned to the helm of Twitter.
Social Media

Snapchat switches off Snap Channel, its original content offering

Snapchat has made the decision to shutter Snap Channel, its original content offering that was produced in-house. Marcus Wiley, who was brought in just five months ago to take charge of the channel, is already out the door, according to…
Social Media

Shop ’til you drop: Facebook shows off shopping feed and new ads for brands

Facebook wants you to shop with the brands you like right in its app. The social network developed tools for brands to make better ads, a shopping feed for users to browse through, and even a buy button.
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Watch the subject of a cruel viral meme fight back in this video

Twenty-year-old Ashley VanPevenage, a student at Washington College, is speaking out and fighting back against cyberbullying perpetrated by hordes of total strangers after an image of her sans makeup went viral.
Computing

Is a ‘safe’ password even possible? We ask an expert

How strong is your password? Many of us try and dream up a phrase that would be difficult for a human to guess, but in reality the greatest threats come from computers.