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Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp

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Will Facebook force autoplaying video ads with sound on iOS users?

Facebook is experimenting with autoplaying video ads with sound in its iOS app. This could be a huge disaster for Facebook if the company forces iOS users to see and hear video ads in their newsfeeds.

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Proposed ‘social media ID, please' law draws outrage

A plan by the U.S. government to require some foreign travelers to provide their social media IDs on key travel documents is drawing outrage from group who call it un-American.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter lax on terrorists’ misuse of their sites, say UK MPs

A panel of U.K. lawmakers has described as “alarming” that social networking companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have teams of only a few hundred employees to monitor billions of accounts for extremist content.

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LinkedIn ProFinder helps freelancers land jobs

LinkedIn doesn't want to overlook the growing U.S. freelance workforce, so it released a new tool, called ProFinder, that's designed to match independent workers with businesses seeking their services.

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Facebook renews search for elusive younger users with Lifestage

Facebook has released a new stand-alone app, called Lifestage, that lets young users share videos with other people in their schools.

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How to turn on Twitter's quality filters and silence trolls

Twitter has a solution for stopping trolls: A new timeline quality filter that discards nasty tweets in your notifications

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Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network today said it has suspended 235,000 accounts just since February for violating policies related to the promotion of terrorism.

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What it's like to experience the internet

The technology-using public now demands more than mere information. They want to feel like they're really there.

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Ad blockers circumvent Facebook's unblockable ads

It didn't take long for Adblock Plus to skirt Facebook's ad blocker-blocking force field.

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Cyberbullying continues to drag Twitter down

Hate speech and bullying are major problems for Twitter, and it's time for the company to decide, once and for all, if it's on the side of the abusers or the abused.

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10 low-cost PR strategies for startups and small businesses

Small business owners and experts in public and media relations share tips for how to generate good press for your business without having to spend a lot of money.

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Twitter is not liable for ISIS activity on its service, judge rules

Twitter is not liable for providing material support to the Islamic State group, also referred to as the ISIS, by allowing its members to sign up and use accounts on its site, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

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Facebook joins battle to kill ad blockers

Facebook just made a symbolic overture to advertisers by expressing support for the industry in its fight against ad blockers.

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Brands, take note: Customers still struggle to reach you

In any given year, more than 80 percent of consumers try to reach a brand, and for most of them, it's an exercise in frustration, according to new data from The Northridge Group.

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Facebook starts testing a Snapchat-style camera with MSQRD selfie filters

After Instagram introduced Stories, Facebook begins testing more familiar features in its all-out attack against Snapchat.

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How to use Instagram Stories, and why you'd even want to

Instagram's feature is easy to use, but lacks the selfie lenses and geofilters that make Snapchat so fun.

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Rio 2016 Olympics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

Social media's brightest stars have aligned for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Here's how to follow all the teams, games and athletes, and find behind-the-scenes action and exclusive footage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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Facebook battles to banish News Feed clickbait

Tired of misleading headlines? Facebook's new clickbait filter aims to clear them up.

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