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Telegram app is a favorite of Kremlin officials, but Russia wants to block it

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, is popular with Kremlin politicians because it's a secure method of communications. Russian security, however, wants backdoor access and is threatening to block the app entirely.

New version of YouTube Kids will use humans instead of algorithms

YouTube may soon launch a new version of its child-focused app, YouTube Kids. This new version will rely on humans instead of algorithms to help curate content.
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Could Facebook be broken up over privacy concerns?

Will Congress break apart Facebook? One U.S. senator from Oregon is considering such an action if the company does not take better steps to safeguard its users' private information.

Facebook will soon let everyone unsend messages, just like Zuckerberg

Private messages from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are disappearing mysteriously from Facebook Messenger inboxes -- and soon, you're going to be able to do exactly the same thing with your friends.
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9 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads, and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down.
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Social Feed: Fake tweets, more Facebook Stories, and required hashtags

In this week's social feed news, find out how Twitter is managing (or not managing) hoaxes, why Snapchat is getting sued, why Giphy's back on Snapchat and Instagram, and which network may require hashtags.

Facebook brings AR features to ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ posters

If you're ready to be immersed in one of your favorite films, look no further than the Facebook camera app. The social media giant is bringing augmented reality tracking features to movie posters.
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Tinder says it solved the issue that blocked its users from logging in

If you tried to log into your Tinder account yesterday, you likely saw an error message that reads, "Facebook Permissions. Tinder requires you provide additional Facebook permissions in order to use a Tinder account."
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9 things to know about Facebook privacy and Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica's use of data mined from a third-party app is drawing scrutiny to Facebook's privacy practices in what the network now says could affect as many as 87 million people. So what should users know?
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Yes, Facebook is reading the messages you send through Messenger

In an interview with Vox, Mark Zuckerberg noted that Facebook's system is capable of detecting "what's going on" in the Messenger app. Bloomberg later clarified that Messenger in fact scans users' messages.
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Facebook tweaks how apps access your data as Cambridge Analytica scandal grows

Facebook is sharing several changes to how third-party apps access data as the platform ups the estimate of users impacted by Cambridge Analytica. Some features are removed, others will require approval from Facebook before access.
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Up your 'gram game: Here's how to get more Instagram followers

Do you want to become Instagram famous in a matter of days? Here are a few tips on how to get more followers on Instagram, whether you plan to do so via hashtags or increased networking.