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Donate to charity while chatting with a celebrity with new app Chatter

If talking to Leonardo DiCaprio isn't enough to raise your blood pressure, maybe the thought of donating to charity will do it for you. Whether you're titillated by good actions or good looks, Chatter might be the new social media app for…
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Facebook adds more control over ads to customize and improve user experience

Facebook has spent the last few years analyzing how best to optimize its ads for a better -- and less distracting -- user experience. Now, it has unveiled improved ad controls in hopes of improving the experience for users.
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Twitter not liable for the rise of ISIS, rules federal court

A lawsuit alleging that Twitter was legally responsible for facilitating ISIS attacks that saw two U.S. government contractors killed in Jordan has been dismissed by a federal district court judge.
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Facebook now lets you guide viewers around your 360-degree video

Facebook has optimized its 360-degree video editing room with new publishing tools that let creators navigate viewers around their clips. Additionally, the social network is rolling out new analytics insights for the format, and for videos…
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Snapchat courts charges of racism again, this time with ‘yellowface’ filter

Dubbed "yellowface" by a very, very incensed Twitterverse, a new Snapchat filter released earlier this week turned users into stereotypical Asian caricatures, complete with squinting eyes
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Chatting with President Obama is now as easy as using Facebook Messenger

On Wednesday, the White House announced a brand-new way to get in touch with the President of the United States. It's no surprise that this latest method is none other than a Facebook Messenger bot.

How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google

A handful of companies own vast swaths of web activity – Facebook for social networking, Google for searching, eBay for auctions – giving these companies unprecedented power over us. This has inspired an effort to re-decentralize the…
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Twitter will soon let you create and share your own ‘stories’ using Moments

Twitter is rolling out its Moments feature to more people, starting with influencers and brands, and is promising general availability in the future. It joins Snapchat and Instagram in letting you compile and share your own stories.
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Tinder advises men to not look too attractive in profile pics

Tinder's in-house sociologist revealed the differences in dating habits between men and women. According to Tinder, women view men who are incredibly attractive as untrustworthy, whereas the opposite is true for men.
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Facebook in dispute with Germany over data requests as part of criminal inquiries

Facebook is in hot water in Germany after politicians and security officials accused the company of withholding critical data during criminal investigations. The company denies the allegations, but could face tougher measures in the future.
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Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi service for developing markets debuts in India

Facebook Wi-Fi is now available in India thanks to the company’s new paid internet service, launched in collaboration with local telecoms providers. A pilot version of the Express Wi-Fi program is currently live in the country.
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A crash course in how to make your own memes

Memes are truly an important part of Internet culture. Here's how you can make one yourself - just remember, with great power comes great responsibility.