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Some Facebook users were recently locked out of their accounts by a technical glitch

Concerned certainly describes the mindset of a number of Facebook users who, out of the blue and for no apparent reason, found themselves logged out of their accounts on February 24.
Social Media

Don’t let the kids have all the fun, ace Snapchat like a pro

There's more to Snapchat than sending and viewing disappearing Snaps. Here are some lesser-known tricks for making the most of the social media phenomenon, just in case you want to save Snaps or add a splash of color to your creations.
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Periscope Producer now lets anyone try their hand at live-streaming like a pro

As promised, Periscope is finally expanding its live-streaming capability to all users, allowing them to broadcast to Twitter from external devices, such as professional cameras, games, and VR headsets.
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New to Snapchat? Follow our guide and go from newbie to pro

Whether you're a Snapchat addict or a newbie, our detailed Snapchat guide will help you to become a pro in no time. Find out how to get started, spice up your snaps, chat, send money, and carry out a host of other useful actions.
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Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group discussion platform

Google Spaces was launched in May 2016, but the service is already headed to the graveyard. Spaces will be read-only starting on March 3, and will officially shut down on April 17.
Mobile

Siri could be giving up your secrets, even if your iPhone is locked

iPhone owners may be horrified to find out that their trusty personal assistant is giving them up. That's right -- Siri, who you've always trusted to help you out in a tight spot, may not be as loyal as you think.
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Twitter safe search will now automatically hide ‘sensitive’ content on Android

One of Twitter's latest anti-abuse features is now automatically enabled on Android. The move sees the platform take a more proactive approach by hiding offensive tweets from various sections of its site using algorithms.
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Feeling patriotic? Here’s how to add a flag to your Facebook profile pic

Facebook now lets you revel in your national pride by adding a country’s flag to your profile photo. The icon will appear at the top left of your main pic either permanently or for a set duration of time.
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Facebook is bringing ad breaks to more live and on-demand videos

Get ready to see ad breaks in more Facebook videos on your News Feed. The company announced on Thursday it is expanding its mid-roll ads feature test to target both live and on-demand video creators.
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DeviantArt will soon be getting a refresh after its acquisition by Wix

Today, the web design platform Wix announced the acquisition of DeviantArt, an online community for artists and designers. As part of the change, DeviantArt's longstanding web design will likely be getting a modern refresh.
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People who use these phrases are more likely to stick to their diet

Researchers studied the words and phrases of more than 2 million tweets and over 100,000 daily fitness app entries. They found that people who use more positive phrases were more likely to stick to their day-to-day diet plan.
Web

Perspective is a new tool from Google that helps weed out ugly comments online

Perspective is a new technology from Google and Jigsaw that employs machine learning to identify toxic comments. Once these comments are identified, publishers or users can start to weed them out.