Former CIA agent hopes to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Former CIA agent hopes to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Remember Valerie Plame Wilson?

The former CIA agent, who got involved in what became known as the “Plame Affair,” has a solution for ridding Twitter of America’s favorite troll.

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August 22, 2017

Facebook now lets you take 360 photos in-app, use them as Cover Photos

Facebook now lets you take 360 photos in-app, use them as Cover Photos

Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and video, adding support for the immersive media formats early on Facebook itself. Now, the social tech company is adding support for… more

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August 22, 2017

Musical.ly’s redesign adds video recommendations, new user profiles

Musical.ly’s redesign adds video recommendations, new user profiles

Musical.ly, an app best known for its lip-syncing music videos, but which has more recently begun to air shows from Viacom, NBCU and Hearst, is today rolling out an overhaul of its mobile app… more

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August 22, 2017

LinkedIn opens video uploads to all as part of a bigger video push

LinkedIn opens video uploads to all as part of a bigger video push

Video is the name of the game in social networking: sites like Facebook and Twitter have been doubling down on the medium in recent years to drive more traffic and engagement from users, and also… more

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August 21, 2017

Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook, says eMarketer

Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook, says eMarketer

Facebook is losing appeal among teens and young adults which is contributing to generally slowing growth for the platform, according to the latest projections from research firm eMarketer.

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August 21, 2017

Facebook’s Safety Check feature gets its own dedicated button, can be accessed anytime

Facebook’s Safety Check feature gets its own dedicated button, can be accessed anytime

Facebook is giving its “Safety Check” feature a permanent home in its app and on the desktop, the company announced today. The feature, which lets you check to see whether friends and family… more

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August 20, 2017

How Facebook prioritizes privacy when you die

How Facebook prioritizes privacy when you die

Should your parents be able to read your Facebook messages if you die? Facebook explained why it won’t let them in a post in its Hard Questions series today about social networking after… more

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August 17, 2017

Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story

Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story

Instagram inception, here we come. If somebody sends you a photo or video in a private conversation on Instagram, the app will now let you play around with the original photo so that you can… more

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August 17, 2017

Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

Gab, the conservative social network that has acted as a haven for people banned from the usual platforms, has been removed from the Google Play Store for violating the company’s hate speech… more

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August 16, 2017

Facebook downranks video clickbait and fake play buttons

Facebook downranks video clickbait and fake play buttons

Ever gotten tricked into clicking a fake play button on Facebook that opens a link instead of starting a video? I did, repeatedly, and wrote a story in 2014 titled “Yo Facebook, Ban Links With… more

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August 16, 2017