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Yahoo’s latest acquisition is Katie Couric – here’s everything you need to know

Katie Couric has accepted a position as Yahoo's new Global Anchor - so what does that even mean, and has Yahoo finally defined itself as a media company?
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Want to follow Bud Light on Twitter? You now have to enter your age

Attempting to keep kids from being exposed to advertising meant for adult brands, Twitter has streamlined the age verification process that has to be completed to become a follower of an alcohol company.
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Loophole lets anyone see part of your Facebook friend list, even if it’s set to private

Facebook doesn't think it's a problem, but your friend list isn't as private as you think it is. Even if you're taking all the proper precautions, a security researcher found that pieces are accessible to strangers.
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Twitter gets serious about user privacy with added encryption

Snooping on your Twitter account and messages just got a lot more difficult. On Friday, the social network announced that it has bolstered its system with a robust privacy technology that makes it extremely difficult for anyone to get a…
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Tis a thing of beauty: The first #selfie ever taken

No, it wasn't on Instagram, or anywhere else online. Just consider this self-photographer way ahead of his time. Way, way, way ahead of his time.
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Using data to measure heartbreak is a beautiful bummer

Some people experience breakups and take solace in ice cream tubs and Netflix ... others use data-sets to analyze their post-heartache habits.
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This $1.2 million lawsuit is why you shouldn’t steal photos from Twitter

Two photography agencies took Daniel Morel's photos from Twitter and used them without payment or permission - but now he's getting a $1.2 million payday.
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If you can’t wait for Instagram to launch messages, here are a few apps to hold you over

So you're excited about Instagram launching a messaging feature in the near future. So excited you can't wait. FIrst of all, be patient. Second of all, we've got your back - use these apps until the blessed day arrives.
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How to get your guests’ faces out of their phones this Thanksgiving

Sick of dinners where everyone's texting, Instagramming, Facebooking away? Then these tips could help you have a more personable Thanksgiving ... full of things like, you know, conversation. With spoken words and eye contact and everything!
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WTF, Internet? Online dating now needs its own red-light district

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of a horrible new trend in dating apps, in which we follow our most basic human instincts, and are way, way worse for it.
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Taxi Magic is fighting ride-sharing giants like Lyft and Uber with some social media magic

Taxi Magic might be the compromise between upgraded, transportation and licensed cab drivers who've been displaced by this new, emerging market.
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Instagram reportedly plans to introduce a messaging feature – what could come next?

A report has surfaced saying that this year, Instagram plans to introduce a messaging feature. It would be a big step diverting from its image and media focused app, perhaps spurring more change - and new features - to come.