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Hackers claim to expose phone information of 4.6 million Snapchat users

The post of phone numbers paired to Snapchat user names comes days after a security research firm identified the vulnerability in the social networking service.

Facebook tops US social networking charts, but users diversifying

Facebook remains universal favorite, but LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram also are seeing growth.

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Gone viral: The memes and videos that defined 2013

Such memes. Very viral. So Internet. Much wow.

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Amazon offers gift cards, shipping refunds for late deliveries

The company blames delivery companies for the delays

Facebook Status: Miserable

Are your Facebook status updates driving your friends to drink? Probably. Here are 10 social networking no-nos.

Bing boosts Satori on eightfold path to search englightenment

Bing's search results are now closer to what you'd expect from Google. And in some cases, Bing now turns up data that Google doesn't.

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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The Kardashians hint at marketing potential for Instagram's messenger

Instagram Direct could help some brands boost their engagement, as a pack of inescapable reality TV stars proved.

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Bitcoin market price app, 'Bitcoin Alarm,' is carefully cloaked malware

Arbor Networks says the application being advertised in spam messages contains a remote access Trojan.

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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3 reasons bitcoins aren't in your wallet yet

Security and flexibility are among several big challenges for wider adoption of the virtual currencies, experts say.

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Beyoncé's bob tops Bing searches for 2013

Beyoncé bumped Kim Kardashian from the top spot atop from Microsoft's list of the most-searched celebs on its Bing search engine.

Akamai to buy DDoS protection specialist Prolexic

Content delivery services provider Akamai Technologies plans to buy Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation specialist, for US$370 million in cash.

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Bitcointalk.org warns passwords in danger after DNS attack

Some users of the popular Bitcoin discussion forum are advised to change their passwords in the wake of a security breach.

Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users

Syme, a service built by three students in Montreal, touts the easy-to-use encryption of its social network.

New Creative Commons license gives users more flexibility

Authors and artists seeking to release works under a Creative Commons license now have more flexibility and choice when they want to share their works, Creative Commons said Thursday.

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