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Snapchat apologizes for security breach and rolls out fix

More than a week after a security breach that saw personal data belonging to millions of Snapchat users posted on the Web, the company has finally rolled out a fix and offered an apology to those affected by the incident.
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Now anyone can email you using Google+, even if they don’t know your email address

Google announced a new integration between Google+ and Gmail, and it allows people to send each other emails using Google+. It's weird and invasive.
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Polaroid snaps instant gratification with Socialmatic camera-printer hybrid

In addition to the Instagram-inspired Socialmtic camera, Polaroid showed off a new long-zoom bridge camera and shared more news about its Fotobar retail concept, including the opening of a Las Vegas flagship with Andy Warhol exhibit.
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From healthcare support to blaming Obama: the evolution of a Facebook meme

Facebook's Data Science team took a look at how memes evolve on the social network, examining a status update about Obamacare that went viral in 2009 as an example.
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Facebook’s latest acquisition is all about Android apps

In its first acquisition from India, Facebook has struck a deal with Bangalore-based startup Little Eye Labs, an Android-centric service that monitors and analyzes app performance.
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Are you ready for this Jelly? A look at Biz Stone’s new social Q&A app

Jelly, a social question-and-answer app from Biz Stone, debuted today. The app is beautiful, but the idea behind it seems unlikely to win over a widespread user base.
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Check out the U.S. Interior Department’s awesome Instagram account

The U.S. Department of Interior is knocking its social media efforts out of the park, with a beautiful Instagram account and an engaging Twitter feed. The secret weapon? Gorgeous images of natural splendor. Purple mountains majesty, y'all.
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Introducing Socialmatic, the Polaroid camera that connects to Instagram

Socialmatic, a camera from Polaroid that lets you take Polaroid pictures and post to Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks, will debut in fall 2014. Polaroid announced details about the camera at CES.
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Facebook expands free Wi-Fi service for small businesses

Facebook is offering a program to help businesses engage with customers -- Facebook Wi-Fi, where merchants give customers Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins.
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Vine debuts desktop viewer with Web profiles and full-screen viewing

Vine announced a Web version of its popular looping video app today, allowing users to see their favorite videos from a desktop, expanded to full-screen size. Will this upgrade help Vine catch up with rivals?
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Facebook sued for allegedly reading private messages, says accusation has no merit

Facebook is getting sued by plaintiffs accusing the company of systemically combing through private messages and using data there to sell to third parties. If this is true, the company could (and should) be in big trouble.
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See how Twitter said ‘Happy New Year’ around the world with interactive map

An interactive map from Twitter's data team plots how New Year wishes were tweeted around the world. Twitter users from China to Chino spread good cheer for 2014, and a time zone map shows when each country experienced peak New Years.