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Facebook removing “via” attribution for third-party apps

Heads up, marketers: The way Facebook handles third-party apps has changed, but it may be for the better. Stories published on official pages will no longer have the currently subtle attribution linking out to apps like Hootsuite and Seesmic. It’s a small…

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Foodies, rejoice! Evernote Food 2.0 now caters to amateur critics and cooks

Evernote launched its brand new, rebuilt Food 2.0 app that's now a pocket-sized, all-in-one tool for amateur critics and cooks like.

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Tracking kids’ online activities just got a lot harder

The Federal Trade Commission today updated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act to include social networks and mobile apps, in addition to websites. It also makes explicit what counts as kids' "personal information," and makes it easier for companies…

Mobile

Who needs the Library of Congress now that Twitter has archives?

Twitter archiving was noticed in the wild just days ago, but today Twitter officially launched archiving and will roll out to everyone in the coming weeks.

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Netflix-Facebook bill passes U.S. House without email privacy protections

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that will enable Netflix users to automatically share which videos they've watched with friends on Facebook, but which does not include provisions added by the Senate that would have required law enforcement…

Movies & TV

[Exclusive] Visual curation platform Pearltrees now lets you customize your pages

Pearltrees announced an update to its platform today that will allow users the limited personalization of icons and backgrounds for their pearls.

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The Instagram exodus that didn’t – and won’t – happen

What filter goes best with user rage? Instagram's new Terms of Service earned some panicked responses from its users - but the truth is you probably wouldn't have stopped using it anyway.

Mobile

National Geographic suspends posts to Instagram in response to terms of service fiasco

National Geographic has suspended posts to its Instagram feed after fears that the photo-sharing site's new terms of service will give it excessive rights over users' images.

Photography

Facebook boss Zuckerberg makes whopping great donation to Silicon Valley charity

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday he had donated $500 million in Facebook stock to a Silicon Valley charity "for areas in education and health."

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Instagram: ‘We have no plans to sell your photos’

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has responded to anger over the photo-sharing service's updated terms of service, and has clarified that the company has no plans to sell users' photos, or package them as part of advertisements.

Mobile

Irate about the Instagram update? Here’s what you need to know and how to escape

After the update heard round the world, we're all feeling a lot of things about Instagram and our data and photo-sharing. So where do we go from here? It's time to clarify what exactly the policy changes mean, and then what to do next - and where to go - if…

Opinion

Google Music introduces scan and match for U.S. users

After a long wait, Google's music service is finally bringing a scan and match feature to US users. Now all those previously acquired tracks can have a home inside the storage service.

Music

Soon video ads will automatically play in your Facebook News Feed up to three times a day

Facebook is looking to capture television advertising dollars, and is preparing to launch a video advertising unit that will automatically play in your newsfeed reportedly up to three times a day across platforms.

Social Media

WSJ: Apple in talks to bake Foursquare into Apple Maps

After a rocky start, Apple Maps is reportedly returning to the drawing board - and getting a little help from social app Foursquare.

Apple

Twitter has 200 million active users and counting

Twitter revealed today that the social network has 200 million active users.

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