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Weekly Rewind: Disappearing tattoos, Facebook's Trending Topics scandal, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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The Russian government embarrasses itself on Twitter once again

Russia never seems to learn how to use Twitter. In a recent tweet it illustrated alleged extremist activities using Command & Conquer: Generals. No, Russia -- 13-year-old video game screenshots don't suffice as complementary imagery.
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Online privacy worries increasingly keeping Americans off the internet, study says

A new sobering survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce suggests that Americans are so worried about the lack of privacy online that it's actually deterring them from using the internet. Does this mean the hackers have won?
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Update: OKCupid succeeds in removing 70,000 users’ leaked data from public view

We may be looking for love in all sorts of places, but that doesn't mean we want the world to know about it. But for 70,000 OKCupid users, their opinions weren't taken into consideration before a group of Danish researchers released their…
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Giftagram takes the hassle out of buying gifts — but keeps a personal touch

With our busy lives it can sometimes get a little difficult to find the time to buy gifts -- so much so that cards and vouchers end up being commonplace. Giftagram, however, keeps gift-buying easy, but retains that personal touch.
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While everyone freaked out about Instagram’s new logo, a bigger change took place

Instagram's most active users have to figure out new ways to get their content in front of your eyes. But even though the new algorithmic timeline may be unpopular, it could make the service better.
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Feds will now check your social media history before granting security clearance

A new policy grants federal agencies access to a person's social media history when conducting background checks as part of the security clearance process. The wide-ranging set of rules are set to be implemented soon.
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Instagram expands baffling list of censored hashtags to stem the rise of NSFW pics

Instagram has expanded its list of banned hashtags in an effort to further target pornographic material on its app. The updated list now includes a host of baffling new entries, including #Kansas and #Easter, among others.
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This simple ‘hack’ brings back Instagram’s original, beloved icon

Don't like Instagram's new icon? While there isn't much you can do about it, a user experience designer offers this simple "hack" to restore the old one and all its retro glory on iOS devices.
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Everything you need to know about the Facebook Trending Topics bias controversy

Facebook is in hot water over recent reports suggesting that it shows bias in the Trending Topics feed. But what does that mean for Facebook, Facebook's partners, and you? Here's everything you need to know about the issue.
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Twitter goes nuts over Chance the Rapper's new mixtape, Coloring Book

Kanye West's favorite rapper -- Chance the Rapper -- released his third mixtape, Coloring Book, and Twitter went into a frenzy. Digital Trends compiled all the best reactions to the album on Twitter.
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Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg has to say about Facebook’s ‘news bias’ controversy

Mark Zuckerberg has commented for the first time on Facebook's "news bias" controversy, claiming no evidence of wrongdoing has been uncovered while insisting that "rigorous" rules for news on the site prevent the prioritization of one…