Zach MinersU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Facebook's still the king of social media among teens

But Instagram and Snapchat don't fall too far behind

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YouTube confirms plans for ad-free subscription service

The price of the service hasn't been revealed, although the plan was disclosed in a YouTube letter to its content partners.

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Iceland-based Oz set to launch, aiming to give YouTube a chill

Oz is a new paid subscription service offering videos designed around premium content that aims to take on sites like YouTube.

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Mark Pincus tries again to save Zynga, stepping in as CEO

Pincus will replace CEO Don Mattrick, who took the helm less than two years ago.

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Facebook releases a standalone Messenger web app

It has many of Messenger's mobile app features, just in a handy Web app format.

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Report: Russian hackers accessed White House email

Non-public details of President Obama's schedule were accessed, CNN reported

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Edward Snowden: Don't censor your d**k pics

HBO's John Oliver grilled Snowden during a sit-down interview in Russia

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Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube over hostage photo

Turkey's prime minster reportedly called the sites tools of propaganda

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Uber's hiring plans show outlines of self-driving car project

Whether the company is planning cars of its own or technology for others isn't as clear

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Snapchat's first transparency report reveals hundreds of government data requests

Snapchat said it received 375 requests for user data from U.S. authorities between November and February.

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Facebook 'riffs' on Snapchat with new group video app

Facebook's Riff app lets users create short videos, which their friends can add to.

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Verizon subscribers can now opt out of 'supercookies'

'This is an improvement, but it doesn't do nearly enough,' one privacy advocate said.

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Jay Z's Tidal doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop.

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Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

It made Messenger a separate app and then turned it into a platform all its own

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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

Slack has added two-factor authentication as a response.