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Facebook’s new rules ban bare buttocks, breasts, and bias

Facebook published an updated version of its Community Guidelines, providing more detail about the content it allows its members to post. It includes new information on the site's stance concerning nudity, bullying, shaming, and violence.

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Meerkat boss upbeat despite Twitter clampdown

Livestreaming app Meerkat may have been knocked sideways by Twitter's move to limit integration, but boss Ben Rubin seems pretty upbeat about the situation, and apparently feels no bitterness toward the social media company.

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Twitter embraces livestreaming, confirms Periscope purchase

Twitter is taking a deeper interest in livestreaming after it confirmed on Friday its purchase of Periscope, a San Francisco-based startup currently working on an app focused on both live and recently recorded content.

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Sandy Hook victim Victoria Soto’s family applies for trademark to lower online harassment

The family of Victoria Soto, who was among those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a few years ago, applied for a trademark for her name in the hopes of curbing online harassment aimed at the family.

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Facebook forced to face class action lawsuit over children’s online purchases

A U.S. District Court judge allowed a lawsuit that asks Facebook to change how it handles online transactions by minors to move forward. The lawsuits wants Facebook to issue refunds for parents whose children spent their money without permission.

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Your cat can finally post to its own Instagram account with the Catstacam

Why should humans have all the fun on Instagram? Well, finally there's a way for cats to share photos from their exciting lives on the social network, using a wearable device called the Catstacam.

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UK’s National Gallery follows others and slaps a ban on the selfie stick

Another day, another selfie stick ban. The latest tourist site to join the club is London's National Gallery, which this week cited visitor safety and artwork protection as reasons for the ban.

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No more ‘feeling fat’ on Facebook, company pulls double-chinned emoji after protest

Facebook has decided to remove its double-chinned 'feeling fat' emoji after thousands of people signed a Change.org petition claiming that it made fun of those who feel overweight.

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Moju is the app that turns your static photos into animated, living memories

Moju is a simple, Instagram-like app that turns static photos into an animated, 3D experience. It's designed to give users a new way to experience their photos, but the company has an ambitious goal to be the next Instagram.

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Twitter looks to add livestreaming after buying startup Periscope

Twitter is constantly looking at ways to add more kinds of content to its microblogging service. It's done a lot of work on enhancing image integration, and recently added a video-recording option. Now it looks set to incorporate livestreaming into the app.

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Disney iPhone app turns selfies into 3D characters from Star Wars, Frozen

Disney's latest iPhone app, "Show Your Disney Side," turns your mug into one of several characters from Disney's amusement parks. For Star Wars fans, that means you can "dress up" as Darth Maul or X-Wing Pilot.

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Instagram users, multi-page ‘carousel ads’ are coming your way

Instagram is introducing 'carousel ads' that let users swipe through multiple pages, giving marketers the chance to include more content when it comes to pushing their product.

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ISIS threatens Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and employees over blocked accounts

ISIS supporters on Sunday issued threats against Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and other employees at the social media company. The message expressed anger at Twitter's constant removal of its accounts, which the company says violate its terms of service.

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What ever happened to that Kickstarter game you funded? Find out here

Frustrated with inconsistent communication from developers of Kickstarted games, NeoGAF user Stumpokapow created a comprehensive spreadsheet of projects and their progress.

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LinkedIn fights Google for office space in Mountain View

Google wasn't the only tech firm to submit proposals for new offices in Mountain View recently. Social networking company LinkedIn also has plans, though with limited space for new construction in the city, there could be trouble ahead.

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