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U.K. authorities order social networks to take down photos of killer

Jon Venables' identity was revealed in a photo republished on Twitter, but U.K. authorities are threatening legal action and pressuring social networks to take the photos down.
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OpenTable gets in on social discovery with ‘Places I’ve Eaten’ Facebook app

OpenTable is venturing into restaurant discovery using social signals, with the launch of its Facbeook app "Places I've Eaten." Curiously, the app is Facebook only, even though Opentable recently acquired Foodspotting to build out its…
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Facebook Graph Search saves all your creepy searches – and here’s how to delete them

Graph Search is proving to be an incredibly powerful tool - you can search for anything and anyone. Unfortunately, it's all too easy to find out what you're doing with this feature since Facebook keeps a record of your searches. If that…
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Facebook plays favorites, blocks Instagram-like app Vintage Camera

Facebook might be feeling protective of its Instagram acquisition, as the social network is blocking another competitor photo-sharing app, Vintage Camera.
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Buying things on Facebook is now – literally – three little letters away

Twitter and Instagram in-stream payment app Chirpify has introduced Facebook commerce, bringing instant buying to all three major social platforms. Now when partnered brands and artists work with Chirpify, you simply need to enter "buy" to…
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Narcissism thy name is Your Show, the new app that makes you an entertainment TV star

Social Studio's 'Your Show' curates just the top content and updates from your Facebook friends in an entertainment TV format. Will faux TV stardom be the next social sensation?
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Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia unmasks his ‘Catfish’ with the help of MTV

Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia hid behind a Facebook profile, waiting for contestants to find him. One lucky winner gets to meet Angello, but the experiments serves as a larger lesson in not getting duped online.
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What user backlash? Instagram now has 100 million users

Instagram announced that, with the help of its community, it passed its 100 million user milestone. It's been a long road from its early days as a small startup to a leading social network, but things are just getting started when it comes…
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Hacker finds a terrifying Facebook security flaw that allows him to access anyone’s page

A hacker unearthed a terrifying Facebook bug that gave him full access to everyone's Facebook accounts. Luckily, the hole has already been patched, but it's yet another lesson in not putting all our faith in the social network.
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The battle for your login information heats up as Google+ launches Sign-In

Google introduced 'Sign-In' to allow users to sign into third-party apps with a click, just like we've been doing with Facebook Connect. It's yet another third-party sign-in option for you - and developers - to choose from.

This app wants to keep your Facebook account virus and hack free

As smartphones become increasingly at risk to malicious activity, one security company is targeting the issue with a new suite of smartphone-facing safeguards. Trend Micro releases an enhanced version of their mobile security app to amp up…
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Get rid of your boring profile picture with the help of these apps

Been staring at that profile picture for awhile? Worse yet, is your account just showing off that anonymous Twitter egg or the blank-faced Facebook placeholder? Upgrade your avatar with the help of these apps.