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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.
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It may be having outages, but Facebook isn’t charging to keep your profile private

In the rumor mill that is the Internet, you really can't believe everything you hear. While Facebook has had its fair share of problems this week, charging to keep your profile private isn't one of them (yet).

At #HERNYC, comedians talk about the dangers of being a woman, a comic, and online

Alley NYC honored the funniest women in the Big Apple at HER, an event that asked four incredible women to dig through the "archives of their online lives and share their most ridiculous and surprising experiences in cyberspace."
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Bank robbery suspects arrested after flaunting cash in Facebook selfies

Two bank robbery suspects were picked up by cops in Ohio recently after they linked a recent raid to Facebook photos of the pair flaunting cash. No, it's not the first time alleged criminals have been tracked down via their social media…
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Gigi Hadid writes an epic takedown of body shamers and trolls in Instagram post

In an Instagram photo of a Word document that has since garnered nearly 240,000 likes, Hadid fought back against body shamers and trolls that have deemed her "too heavy" for high fashion.

News you missed this week: iOS malware, Oculus goes mainstream, Serial returns

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 Apple's iOS malware to VW's diesel scandal, it's all here.