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Facebook ditches the email system that nobody used

Likely pushing more focus into the mobile space and the recent messaging acquisition, Facebook is putting the email system once called Project Titan to bed and will now use simple forwarding instead.
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9 things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance at Mobile World Congress

Mark Zuckerberg talked about and WhatsApp at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here are the highlights from his conversation with David Kirkpatrick.

WhatsApp suffers outage just days after Facebook buyout

There's never a good time for a service to go down, but coming just days after Facebook paid $19 billion for it, WhatsApp's outage Saturday afternoon really couldn't have happened at a worse time.
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Facebook testing a new “Highlights” feed

A small number of Facebook users have been given access to a new "Highlights" feed being tested by the platform — it cuts out the trivial postings to focus on the major updates from your friends.

As Facebook plants its flag in WhatsApp, will it pillage or protect user privacy?

The big question: What will happen to WhatsApp user privacy now that the messaging service is owned by Facebook, a company that has repeatedly brushed privacy concerns into the background?
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LinkedIn finally starts fighting stalkers with member blocking feature

Definitely a useful feature when attempting to break digital ties with a disgruntled person, LinkedIn has launched a new feature on the social network that allows users to block other member profiles.
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Facebook will make “Look Back” videos for dead users

Facebook is changing the way it deals with dead users. Now, family members can request a "Look Back" video for their lost loved ones, and privacy settings will remain the same.
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On Twitter, Tea-party and left-wing tweeters stay separate

Twitter is politically polarized, according to the Pew Research Center and Social Media Research Foundation.
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Curses! People swear a lot on Twitter, and here are the most popular words

Ever wonder which bad words get the most action on Twitter? Researchers studied how we swear on social media, citing a stressful week as one reason. The most popular word? It's one we can't say, but you've probably guessed.
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Man taunting police with “Catch me if you can” Facebook post is caught

Definitely a dumb way to call more attention to yourself when already wanted by police, a Texas man posted a video online of himself breaking the law while including a taunt in the caption.

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion – yes, billion

If you thought $1 billion for Instagram was crazy, then this will blow your freakin’ mind: Facebook announced late Wednesday that it has acquired messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. Yes, that’s billion, with a “b.”

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