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State of the Web: Newtown, and the shameful rise of the instant lynch mob

The horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, exposed another kind of violence: The rising ferocity of the Internet lynch mob, which turns more innocent people into victims of another sort.

Facebook updates ‘Nearby’ feature with heavier social integration

Facebook is rolling out an update to its mobile app that will improve its 'Nearby' feature.

Facebook expected to release a sexy Snapchat clone

Facebook will reportedly release its own version of Snapchat, the "sexting" app known for its ability to create and send self-destructing mobile photos. Facebook's app is expected to launch before the end of the year.

Instagram to swap your personal data with Facebook

As expected, Instagram and Facebook will begin sharing the data they collect about users with each other. Some changes have already been made to Instagram's privacy policy, but the real updates will take effect one month from today.
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Facebook’s iOS app is now lightning quick

Facebook has rolled out a new update to its iOS app that greatly increases the speed of the app, as well as a few other tweaks and updates.

Facebook Android app drops HTML5 and rolls out rebuilt native app

Facebook's Android app has followed in the footsteps of its iOS app by launching Android 2.0, which dropped HTML5 in favor of a speedier native build.

Casual games bring in far less cash than you’d expect

Despite the intense proliferation of casual games over the past few years this segment of the business reportedly only accounts for a mere 10 percent of the $50 billion gaming industry.
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What your new Facebook Privacy Settings will look like

Will Facebook's new policies make it simpler to keep your info private, or just more confusing? Here is a look at what you can expect the social network to roll out to your account in the very near future.
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My most optimistic take on that whole “monetizing Instagram” thing Facebook said

It should come as a surprise to no one that Facebook plans to monetize Instagram, one of its biggest investments to date and a hugely growing platform. But now that some sort of advertising structure has been confirmed, what exactly will…
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The real failure of Facebook’s fake democracy

Facebook's experiment with democracy failed. But it's not just that the social network set the threshold for votes too high; it's that the entire concept of forcing users to read staggeringly long legal documents is completely absurd.
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Facebook recaps 2012’s trends with “Year in Review”

Facebook published its own list of trends from Facebook this year on "Year in Review."
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Facebook rated ‘best place to work’ in annual employee survey

Facebook employees are the happiest of all – at least according to the results of an annual survey by job community website Glassdoor.