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SXSW starts out with spotlight on security, as Google's Schmidt sounds off on NSA

The interactive portion of the South by Southwest conference is usually a launching pad for apps like Twitter and Foursquare, but security figures to be a popular topic this year, judging by the opening day remarks of Google's chairman.

Facebook's News Feed redesign is for real this time

After last year's false start, Facebook is rolling out a new look.

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Yahoo ditches Facebook and Google logins for its own ID

In Yahoo’s world, you’ve got to play by Yahoo’s rules. That means no more third-party logins.

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British spy agency may have seen you naked in surveillance of Yahoo webcam chats

Whistleblower Edward Snowden turned over documents to The Guardian detailing GCHQ’s collection of at least 1.8 million Yahoo users’ webcam chats.

Facebook kills Messenger for Windows

A Messenger app for Windows Phone is reportedly still in the works.

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Whisper a Secret to the whole world with no names attached

Anonymous apps let you speak your mind, but at what cost?

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With WhatsApp buy, Facebook wants to become the only network you need

When you send a text, share a photo, or read the news, you’re on Facebook. Just when you think you're out, it pulls you back in.

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BitTorrent’s Android app updates make sharing a cinch

BitTorrent is focusing on smartphones with Android app overhauls and a live-streaming app on the way.

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New gender options prove Facebook is no stodgy social network

Now users can choose from 50-something custom gender identity expressions on the social network.

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Surprise, surprise: Privacy groups still mad about Facebook ads

Facebook settled a suit over its Sponsored Stories ads, but now privacy advocates say the network isn’t doing enough to protect kids’ information.

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Make friends in-flight on Virgin America’s new social network

Could the next big tech idea come to life aboard a Virgin plane? The airline is helping LinkedIn connections meet mid-air.

How to reclaim your email when LinkedIn’s Intro shuts down

LinkedIn is getting rid of its Intro strips for Mail in iOS, which could affect your email access if you don’t uninstall the service from your phone.

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Twitter’s got a growth problem, but it’s bringing in ad dollars

The microblogging service's first quarter as a publicly traded company saw solid mobile ad revenue, but there's a problem: Twitter's growth is slowing way down.

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Foursquare’s hyperlocal tips coming soon to more Windows devices near you

A partnership with Microsoft is expected to put Foursquare recommendations front and center on Windows devices and Bing search results.