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Direct Twitter messages with links fall prey to technical issues

Twitter's direct messaging feature appears to be experiencing technical difficulties, and the social networking service says an issue with URLs is likely to blame.

How San Francisco is using social networks to get ready for The Big One

The city by the bay is getting ready for a disaster by launching a social initiative, SF72, with ties to Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb.

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internet afflictions

Eight new mental illnesses brought to you by the Internet

The Internet is driving you insane with all sorts of exciting new conditions now being recognized by the medical community.

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google-privacy

How to keep your real name and face out of Google's ads

Google just updated its terms of service to allow the company to use your real name, face, and comments in ads. Here's how to slam the brakes on it.

Leaving Las Pinterest: How to kill your social media accounts

Have trouble with tweets? Loathe all those likes? Pinned your last pin? Here's how to leave your 'friends' behind.

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Legal ruling

Airbnb files motion to block New York demand for info

Airbnb said it was fighting a subpoena for information on hosts of its rental service.

How to report spam and other violations on Twitter

Make the spam tweets stop! It only takes a few clicks.

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Yahoo makes Mail beautiful to woo Gmail users

Less than a year after redesigning Mail's site and apps, Yahoo is pushing a fresh new look to kill the competition.

Google backs project to slash Internet costs worldwide

The search giant said Monday it has helped found a global coalition backed by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee that hopes to dramatically cut the cost of Internet access.

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Tor stands strong against the NSA, but your browser can bring you down

The good news: The NSA appears unable to crack the Tor network's core security. The bad news: That doesn't matter if your browser isn't secure.

Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

How to deactivate your Pinterest account

You can leave Pinterest any time you like, but you can't leave completely.

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When 10 seconds don't do -- Snapchat now lets photos stay for a day

Snapchat is giving photos and videos captured with its app some longevity.

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4 important lessons learned from the Silk Road smackdown

The takedown of the Net's most notorious website has all the makings of a Hollywood movie, but it also offers some key lessons about Bitcoins, online security, and more.

Bing it on! Yale professor calls shenanigans over Microsoft's search superiority claims

A Yale professor brought it to Microsoft's BingItOn.com search superiority claims with the help of 1,000 online workers and is calling shenanigans.