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Man shoots himself in head while posing for gun selfie

A 21-year-old Mexican man died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a gun selfie. Oscar Otero Aguilar had reportedly been partying with friends when the tragic incident took place.

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LinkedIn pays workers $6 million following labor law violations

LinkedIn has paid out almost $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages to current and former employees across the US after a Department of Labor investigation found that the startup had violated rules laid out in the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Hotel charges wedding patrons $500 for every bad review posted online

The Union State Guest House, a hotel in Hudson, NY, charged $500 for every negative review wedding guests post online. Likely due to the immense backlash, the venue has since quietly taken down the policy.

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Woman sues Facebook over a revenge porn account

Houston resident Meryem Ali filed a lawsuit against Facebook and a man named Adeel Shah Khan for the social network's inability to act in a timely manner when it came to removing Khan's revenge porn account.

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L.A. residents call 911 to complain about Facebook outage

Easily one of the silliest reasons to call a number meant for life-threatening emergencies, a number of Los Angeles residents started calling 911 when Facebook wouldn't load on their mobile devices and computers

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Google continues to shift away from Google+, Photos going solo

Potentially a sign that Google is slowly sunsetting the Google+ social network, the search company is reported to be transitioning Google+ Photos into a standalone product without requiring a Google+ account.

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Student files privacy lawsuit against Facebook, gets 2,000+ people to join him

Facebook is under fire for privacy violations in Europe once again. Austrian law student Maximilian Schrems now has thousands of supporters in his class-action lawsuit against the social network.

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Sprint’s $12 Facebook plan tacks on extra costs for everything else

Sprint will offer a new pre-paid plan through Virgin Mobile, which includes a limited number of calls and texts, as well as unlimited access to Facebook or one other social network for $12 a month.

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Find more hidden gems with these Craigslist search engines

Want to search all Craigslist postings with a fine-tooth comb instead of the back button? Here are choices for the best Craigslist search engines on the Web. Happy hunting.

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Advice from a street photographer: Be prepared for YouTube death threats

Eric Kim, a prominent young street photographer, has penned a letter to himself when he was 18, if he had a chance to start over. Kim offers suggestions, encouragement, and warnings that apply to anyone interested in doing street photography.

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Facebook to end Gifts service as company focuses on Buy button

The signs weren't good for Facebook's 'Gifts' service when, a year after its 2012 launch, it dumped the option to buy physical goods and started offering digital gift cards only. That clearly hasn't worked out either, as the service will shutter August 12.

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Instagram takes on Snapchat with lightning fast ‘Bolt’ app

Instagram on Tuesday launched Bolt, a standalone Snapchat-like messaging app for iOS and Android. However, there's one catch – for now, you have to be in either New Zealand, South Africa, or Singapore to use it.

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Facebook to cut messaging from main mobile app in bid to push Messenger

Facebook will this week kill off messaging in its main mobile app, meaning members who want to continue chatting with friends within Facebook will have to switch to its standalone Messenger app.

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Startup pleads with Instagram not to use ‘Bolt’ name for rumored app

Instagram is rumored to be just days away from launching a new app called Bolt. Trouble is, there's already one out there with the same name. The startup behind communications app Bolt on Monday asked Instagram to rebrand its expected offering.

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No photo is one-size-fits-all in social media, but these charts tell you what works

Ever wonder what photo sizes are appropriate for the various social networking sites? Here are two useful resources that list all the recommended photo sizes for the most popular social media sites.

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