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Islamic State starts its own social network after being banned on Facebook and Twitter

The Islamic State have been kicked off Facebook and Twitter, so supporters have decided to start their own social network. It's already gone offline to protect the identities of its members.
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Twitter makes it easier for you to tell the cops about abuse

Twitter is continuing to follow through on its promise to deal more robustly with harassment on the service, on Tuesday rolling out a new tool that makes it easier to report abusive tweets to cops.

Soon, you’ll be able to pay your friends to Like you using Facebook Messenger

Facebook is introducing a new way to interact with friends: with money! Soon you will be able to send and receive cash from your friends in Facebook Messenger by linking your debit card to your account.

Stream music straight from Twitter with Rhapsody’s audio cards

Now you can share and listen to millions of songs while you tweet. Rhapsody announced a partnership with Twitter to bring its large catalog to the service, though it's only available for mobile devices at present.

Ikea predicts chaos, says no to massive hide-and-seek game with 32,000 players

Ikea's decision to allow a game of hide-and-seek at one of its stores last year may have seemed like a clever customer-relations move at the time, but now it looks like the whole thing has gotten a bit out of control.

Facebook’s new rules ban bare buttocks, breasts, and bias

Facebook published an updated version of its Community Guidelines, providing more detail about the content it allows its members to post. It includes new information on the site's stance concerning nudity, bullying, shaming, and violence.
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Meerkat boss upbeat despite Twitter clampdown

Livestreaming app Meerkat may have been knocked sideways by Twitter's move to limit integration, but boss Ben Rubin seems pretty upbeat about the situation, and apparently feels no bitterness toward the social media company.
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Twitter embraces livestreaming, confirms Periscope purchase

Twitter is taking a deeper interest in livestreaming after it confirmed on Friday its purchase of Periscope, a San Francisco-based startup currently working on an app focused on both live and recently recorded content.
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Sandy Hook victim Victoria Soto’s family applies for trademark to lower online harassment

The family of Victoria Soto, who was among those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a few years ago, applied for a trademark for her name in the hopes of curbing online harassment aimed at the family.

Facebook forced to face class action lawsuit over children’s online purchases

A U.S. District Court judge allowed a lawsuit that asks Facebook to change how it handles online transactions by minors to move forward. The lawsuits wants Facebook to issue refunds for parents whose children spent their money without…

Your cat can finally post to its own Instagram account with the Catstacam

Why should humans have all the fun on Instagram? Well, finally there's a way for cats to share photos from their exciting lives on the social network, using a wearable device called the Catstacam.

UK’s National Gallery follows others and slaps a ban on the selfie stick

Another day, another selfie stick ban. The latest tourist site to join the club is London's National Gallery, which this week cited visitor safety and artwork protection as reasons for the ban.