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Facebook is sending out checks to users as part of lawsuit settlement

A number of Facebook users have taken to social media to share images of a $15 check they just received in the post from the social network. The money is part of the settlement of a $20 million class action lawsuit against Facebook.
Social Media

Twitter mistakenly blocked the account of its own CEO, Jack Dorsey

Earlier today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly booted from the platform he helped co-found. Dorsey joked about the error in a tweet, but it has led some to question whether his account was hacked.
Social Media

It’s time to ditch your Twitter account, Americans tell The Donald

The findings of a recent poll suggest the majority of Americans want The Donald to ditch his Twitter account now that he has the top job. However, it's hard to imagine the outspoken president-elect turning his back on his 15.8 million…
Social Media

Report: Facebook planning censorship tool that could pave the way for China entry

How far is Facebook willing to go to convince China’s communist government to lift the ban on its social network? According to a new report, the company is prepping a censorship tool in order to gain a foothold in the mainland.
Social Media

Facebook wants to help you find free Wi-Fi

A new Facebook feature has been spotted in the wild that pinpoints local free Wi-Fi hot spots on a map within the platform's mobile app. The feature may have been built on top of the company's "Free Wi-Fi for check-ins" program.
Social Media

Get a pair of Snapchat’s Spectacles from an actual NYC shop for a limited time

Snapchat wants to give everyone a chance to get their hands on its video-recording sunglasses, known as Spectacles, in time for the holidays. The company has opened a new pop-up store in Midtown Manhattan.
Social Media

Instagram goes live, adds disappearing photos and videos in Direct feature

Instagram is bringing a feature from its parent company -- live video. Unlike Facebook's implementation, which is primarily geared toward media content, Instagram's Live Video is more of a blend of Twitter's Periscope and…
Social Media

Ohio man, 24, allegedly made death threats directed at Donald Trump on Twitter

After allegedly tweeting threats directed toward President-Elect Donald Trump, 24-year-old Zachary Benson of Ohio has found himself in hot water, and in danger of some serious time behind bars.
Photography

Snapchat’s camera glasses are now being sold via a viral marketing campaign

Snapchat's early distribution plan for their camera glasses? An interactive, happy-looking vending machine called the Snapbot. The company's hardware venture will be distributed exclusively through the Snapbot, at least at first.
Mobile

Download these 5 great apps to digitize old photos and create 360-degree videos

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and you'll need a few apps to keep the arduous turkey-roasting process out of your mind for a few hours. This week, we've got an app from Google that will make your grandparents love you, and more.
Social Media

Notable Twitter accounts hacked, posting links promoting free followers

It appears all of the tweets had been sent via Twitter Counter (@thecounter), a tool that provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and sells ad space to free followers services.
Social Media

The Inner Circle is one of New York’s newest and trendiest dating apps

It may hang its hat on its exclusivity, but that hasn't stopped The Inner Circle from becoming one of the fastest growing dating apps in New York City. Just a month after making its NYC debut, the dating service has doubled its…