Kate Knibbs

Kate Knibbs

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kate Knibbs is a writer from Chicago. She is very happy that her borderline-unhealthy Internet habits are rewarded with a job. You can find her at @kateknibbs on Twitter. E-mail her tips, rants, comments, and pictures of your talented animal friends at kateknibbsfreelance@gmail.com
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Twitter is testing personalized breaking news notices

A new Twitter account called @eventparrot may be an experimental breaking news service from Twitter. It might sound a bit superfluous given that all of Twitter often feels like a news service, but you might want to keep on eye on this new…
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Why is Google Sweating Siri? Because the future of search is what you ‘say’ it is

You know what a Search Engine is, and you've got Google down pat - but what is all this latent search nonsense about and why are major companies like Facebook trying to crack it?
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Facebook continues to court TV companies with new login option

Facebook continues to foster ties to the television service industry, and is in talks with Time Warner and Verizon so you can log in using your Facebook account and start watching online video.
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The crackdown on Internet drug market Silk Road continues

After Silk Road's kingpin fell, it appears more users are finding themselves in legal trouble, too. More online drug vendors have been arrested as a crackdown on the Silk Road progresses.
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Facebook dives into its data to find out if all those cute college couples will last

The Facebook Data Science team took a look at the long-term lovers of Facebook, and how they met. You'd be surprised how many college flings last...
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New shirts use Michael Jackson and other celebs to fool Facebook’s facial recognition

If you don't want your face in Facebook's facial recognition database, a new, weird t-shirt may be able to help you. You will have to wear a picture of MJ or Britney on your chest, though.
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Love your city? Want free stuff? Here’s how to become a Google City Expert

The Google City Experts program is one of the best features on Google+: Who doesn't want free food and drink just to talk about their city? Here's how you can take advantage of it in a few easy steps.
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7 of the most captivating photojournalists on Instagram capturing conflict zones

Photographers are using Instagram as a journalism tool, and some of their accounts stand out as must-follow feeds, with remarkable images.
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Snapchat releases ‘Snapchat Stories,’ a feature that strings together the Snaps of our lives

Snapchat's newest feature, "Snapchat Stories," offers users a chance to share more of their lives than the second-long snippets we currently enjoy.
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Arrested leader of Silk Road allegedly ordered assassinations as well as drugs

Online drug marketplace Silk Road won't be open for business anytime soon, since the FBI arrested its owner. And the tale is even more sordid than you'd think.
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Everything you need to know about Facebook’s expanded Graph Search features

Here's everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about Facebook's expanded Graph Search - and yes, you're probably going to need to fuss with your privacy setting again.