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Weekly Rewind: T-Mobile’s big breach, dog cloning, and the new Tesla Model X

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Peeple to the massive T-Mobile hack, it's all here.

This guy just used virtual reality to propose to his girlfriend (and did it IRL too)

We've toured Syria with VR, been forewarned of the inevitable link between VR and sex, and now, one man has proposed to his girlfriend using the technology. Don't worry, he proposed in real life, too.
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Hey Facebook users, you know you’re on the Internet, right?

As Facebook continues its impressive mobile expansion, it may want to take a moment to remind its users that when you're checking out your profile on your phone, you are indeed using the Internet.

Next time you check-in with Swarm, you could actually save a kitten

Foursquare spin-off app Swarm really wants you to get back in the habit of checking-in places, because if you do so during the next two weeks, the company says your action could help save a kitten.
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Do you like, I mean really like, that Tinder profile? Now you can Super Like it

For anyone who's ever wondered if their Tinder matches just liked them or really, really liked them, there's the "super Like" option. Just swipe up, and your Super Like will be notified that you're really interested.

Peeple, the ‘Yelp for people,’ lets anyone publicly rate you as a person

Peeple has been described as the "Yelp for people," and when it makes its terrifying debut in November, it'll be like putting the entirety of the Mean Girls' burn book online. Once you're in it, there's no getting out.
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Twitter looks set to name co-founder Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO

Twitter's going through something of a rough patch, a situation that led Dick Costolo to step down as CEO over the summer. Now the board looks set to name co-founder Jack Dorsey as the next boss as it searches for new ideas to help grow the…

Facebook will soon let you replace your boring old profile picture with a video

Facebook's redesigning profile pages for the first time in a long time. The most noteworthy new features? Animated profile pictures, a spot for bios, and a "featured photo" section.
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Twitter has a 136-page handbook to help you run for president

For those candidates still trying to find their social media voice, Twitter has a handy 136-page handbook filled with tips and tricks on how best to leverage their tweets to garner votes. And it's 136 pages of pure gold.
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Think 140 characters is too short? Twitter may finally agree with you

Twitter has plans to build a new product that will have none of this 140-character-limit business in a project it is creatively code-naming "140 Plus." No word yet on timing or what the product will ultimately look like.
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Edward Snowden has finally joined Twitter

Just a few days after Neil deGrasse Tyson asked him to join Twitter, Edward Snowden sent out his first tweet to the masses.

Google Photos adds Chromecast support, album sharing, refined searching

At its September 29 event, Google announced the biggest update to Google Photos since its launch. Users can now easily share albums, send photos to Chromecast, and better organize and search photos using machine learning.