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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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BitTorrent’s legit Bundles edge out pirated content in top downloads

BitTorrent has its fair share of pirates, but don’t believe the hype: plenty of artist-approved content also circulates on the file-sharing network.

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Volunteering is work, too: LinkedIn now connects you to nonprofits

LinkedIn launched a Volunteer Marketplace for professionals to pad their resumes with nonprofit work.

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Your kitchen is about to get very high-tech -- if you have the dough

Ready to Facebook from your stove? Get ready, it's coming.

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Mayer moves Yahoo further away from search with new content push

Yahoo’s new digital magazines, as well as a News Digest app, the acquisition of Aviate, and other new content led by Katie Couric all prove that Marissa Mayer has a new vision for the Internet giant.

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Corning cleans up its act with germ-fighting Gorilla Glass

The antimicrobial material Corning introduced at CES may find its way to your iPhones and Samsung gear in the near future.

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Slay your enemies on Dustcloud, a street laser-tag game with a social media twist

Dustcloud launches a Kickstarter campaign at CES to fund the game and its social network.

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Belkin turns up the heat at CES with high-tech crockpot

Cook your meals low and slow on the go with Belkin's smartphone-controlled crockpot.

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Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

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Facebook’s auto-playing video ads may be a tough sell to users

Scroll and you might miss it: a video ad in your News Feed.

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Blocked! User outrage spurs Twitter to reverse policy change

Twitter on Thursday faced a wave of backlash after it changed its blocking policies. The company quickly backtracked.

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Airbnb hosts take to Twitter to lobby New York lawmakers

A nonprofit group of Airbnb hosts and users is stepping up its awareness campaign about New York’s laws against short-term rentals.

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Take that, Snapchat: Instagram Direct’s private messages stick around

Instagram Direct lets users privately send photos and videos in what is widely considered a shot at trendy messaging app Snapchat.

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