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Facebook owes you up to $10, here’s why (and how) you should sign up to claim it

You might be eligible for $10 as a result of a recent settlement in a class action lawsuit against Facebook. It may sound like a scam, but here's why you should still cash in on the action.

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Facebook just introduced a sound that will haunt your dreams – here’s how to turn it off

Facebook has rolled out sound alerts to accompany all your notifications. Yes - really. Here's what it sounds like and here's how to get rid of it.

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Facebook’s ‘Ask Our CPO’ is just more privacy PR

Facebook's new "Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer" feature aims to boost users' trust in the social network. But at this point, it could do more harm than good.

Opinion

Twitter gives U.S. government its user data 69 percent of the time

Twitter has released its second bi-annual Transparency Report, which reveals that U.S. government requests for user data increased during the second half of 2012 to 815.

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Facebook testing new ad unit to clutter your News Feed called ‘Suggested Pages’

Facebook has started testing a new advertising unit, allowing brands to directly promote their Facebook Pages.

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Vine-stalking is now a thing thanks to Vinepeek and VineRoulette (and a total lack of privacy settings)

Vine is poised to replace the GIF as the way we share quirky moving images online. But need some inspiration for your next one that doesn't involve your desk? VinePeek and VineRoulette let you see how people are using the service at all times.

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Russian search engine Yandex’s Wonder app is on the outs with Facebook – here’s why

Graph Search is Facebook's new, shiny feature - and Russian search engine Yandex's Wonder might actually one-up it. So what does Facebook do? Pull access, of course.

Mobile

Our favorite, free Twitter analytics services for casual and professional users

Keep track of how you're performing and engaging on your Twitter account with these five third-party Twitter analytics apps.

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How social networks are ruining social networks

At only a day old, Vine has already lost Facebook privileges. But it's only the latest bout of social-network backbiting that's making it hard to share content. Is there a future for the social Web if platforms keeping building barriers?

Opinion

Hands on: Facebook Graph Search digs deep, even if it doesn’t always strike gold

Introduced last week, the Facebook Graph Search roll out continues. Now that we've got our hands on the new feature, we had to give it a try.

Social Media

Say goodbye to the video-sharing apps Twitter’s Vine will try to strangle

Now that Twitter has officially unveiled its video-sharing app Vine, what will happen to this crowded garden of upstart competitors?

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Iranian activists build The Onion-esque Web presence against its exiled international journalists

In an attempt to silence Iranian journalists outside of the reach of the authorities in the country, pro-regime activists have gone online to discredit them using social media and fake websites.

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Tumblr gets a facelift, shows off new inline posting feature

With more options to share than ever before – including a brand-new video-sharing option from Twitter – older platforms can lose their luster if they don’t continually find ways to improve.  Tumblr remains beloved and enormously popular…

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Facebook’s News Feed isn’t just broken, it’s getting worse

Facebook's News Feed is our jumping off point into the site - but does it even work anymore? As more and more irrelevant posts take up the stream, we can't help but wonder what switch was flipped and why - and whether or not it's going to be fixed.

Opinion

Twitter forced to identify anti-Semetic users in France

In a rare moment of fallibility, Twitter has been forced by the French courts to give up its anti-semetic users for purposes of prosecuting the offenders.

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