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If you want to really quit Facebook, you’ll have to resort to self-electrocution

Quitting Facebook is often an exercise in futility, but there might be a way to literally shock the habit out of you. Are we really that hopeless?
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The company you’re keeping on Facebook could affect your credit score

Need a loan? You may want to take a quick look at your Facebook account. If any of your contacts are delinquent debt payers, your application may be doomed.
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Thanks for ruining the best new GIF gallery with porn, pervs

.GIF Hell is a new tool that shows you all the trending animated GIFs - fun right? Too much fun apparently, because unfortunately all the porn GIFs mean it's on temporary hiatus.
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The U.S. government pried into 16,000 Facebook accounts … this year alone

Facebook has released its first ever transparency report, dubbed the Global Government Requests Report, which shows that governments have issued more than 25,000 requests for user data so far this year.
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Facebook may owe you $15, thanks to $20 million ‘Sponsored Stories’ lawsuit settlement

A U.S. federal judge in California has granted final approval of Facebook's $20 million settlement of a lawsuit over its "Sponsored Story" advertisements. Qualified users who filed the necessary paperwork will each receive $15 from the…
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One photographer’s mission to friend request her Facebook contacts in real life

Are you actually friends with all hundred-some of your Facebook connections? This woman wants to be, and is documenting her journey to turning Internet acquaintances into people she actually knows.
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Straighten up: Instagram using phone’s sensors to help end tilting troubles

Instagram's straightening tool for iOS does what it says on the tin, giving users a chance to correct any unwanted tilt in their image before selecting that all-important filter and posting it. The company's Alex Restrepo explains about how…
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Facebook brings friend-sourcing to photos with new Shared Photo Albums

You can soon make a photo album with your Facebook friends instead of having to ask everyone to mass email you all their photos from last weekend's rager.
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The 10 things you should know from today’s big Marissa Mayer profile

The in-depth Marissa Mayer unauthorized biographical account is full of revelations - and if you can't read the whole thing, here are the highlights, including who quit because of her OCD attention to UI and who tried to scoop Tumblr out…
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Instagram is blocking ‘obscene’ hashtags from search and being a hypocrite about it

Instagram won't let you search for certain hashtags - anything dropping an 'F' bomb gets the kibosh, however quite a few naughty hashtags have slipped through. What's the deal?
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Instagram moves to bolster video feature with Luma acquisition

Facebook-owned Instagram has acquired video-sharing app Luma in a bid to bolster its own video feature, which it rolled out two months ago. Luma gave users access to a range of filters, picture controls and an image stabilization feature.
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US Open introduces giant ‘social wall’ for real-time content from tennis fans

Organizers of the US Open have decided to fully embrace social media this year with the launch today of a giant 'social wall' inside the grounds at Flushing Meadows. Tennis fans can post content to the wall via Twitter, Instagram and…