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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.

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Facebook finally shakes things up with Paper, the front page for your life

The social network’s new iOS app combines the best of News Feed with curated stories to create the ultimate personalized newspaper.

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Facebook's mobile ad growth leads to a $2 billion quarter

Facebook made nearly $2.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and most of that money came from ads. Again.

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Help Grandma with her Facebook settings using AVG’s new privacy tools

AVG’s PrivacyFix software plugs into your social networks to figure out where your privacy settings are lacking.

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Social media lockdown: 4 privacy features you won't find in your settings

Remove geotags, revoke app permissions, and send encrypted messages to keep your life story on a need-to-know basis.

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Facebook's new Trending tab finds the most popular conversations

Facebook wants to be a global town square, too. So the network made conversations more easily searchable with trending topics.

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