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Google walls off public Facebook events without logging in

If you're not signed into Facebook and try to search for an event on Google, you'll now encounter a login wall when clicking on the Facebook link.

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You want likes? We got likes! Getting dirty in Instagram’s seedy spambot underbelly

It was only a matter of time: Turns out, Twitter and Facebook aren't the only ones with a spambot problem - Instagram has joined their ranks, and how. There is no shortage of applications dedicated to faux-pumping your Instagram popularity. Could it threaten…

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Apple greenlights 500px, returns to App Store

500px is back and live in the App Store after being pulled for reportedly harboring pornographic content.

Mobile

App.net grows up, transforms from a Twitter clone into a social Dropbox

Nearly six months after its debut, App.net its expanding its horizons by offering 10GB of storage to its paying customers. It's the natural next step for a social platform that wants to be the backbone of premium, ad-free services online.

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Line is a messaging app meets social network headed for the U.S. market – here’s what to expect

Line is on the verge of making it's jump into the U.S., Latin America, and European foray. We talked to Line's USA CEO, Jeanie Han, and here's what the app has planned to grab the West's attention.

Mobile

Pinterest testing out a redesigned look with engagement in mind

Pinterest is testing out a new look with select users. The new design is meant to increase user engagement.

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Vine blocking NSFW content, hopes Apple doesn’t find its porn stash

Vine is in hot water after displaying porn to its users. It's now doing everything it can to contain all pornographic content on its network. But will it be enough for Apple not to ban the app from the App Store?

Mobile

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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