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The first ad debuts on Instagram, courtesy of Michael Kors

If you're a woman using Instagram in the U.S., get ready to see ads from the designer whether you follow him or not.

Some users grumble about Twitter's photo previews

Angry about a change in Twitter that puts photo previews front and center? You're not alone.

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Cisco to release free standard software to boost Web videoconferencing

Without a native codec that works with major videoconferencing platforms, users have had to download an application or plug-in before doing a browser video chat, one analyst explains.

Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

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Vanquished piracy site Isohunt rises from the dead

Less than two weeks after the notorious Isohunt was put out to pasture by The Man, a zombified version has appeared—thanks to the South Pacific island nation of Tonga.

Keep your PayPal account safer with two-factor authentication

Adding extra security to your PayPal account is quick and easy. We'll show you how to do it.

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Record bitcoin payment of $1 million spent on new mining hardware

Bitpay just processed its first $1 million transaction using the digital currency.

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Hands-on: Mozilla's Lightbeam is info porn for privacy geeks

A data-rich view of all the (sometimes invisible) third-party sites that are watching your digital footprint.

Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Office 365, Xbox Live - your Microsoft account is the gateway to too many critical services to secure with a simple password.

Must-know privacy tips for Google, Facebook and other online services

Explore encryption, scrutinize your settings, and consider alternative services that are more discreet than the majors.

Protect your Google account with two-factor authentication

Don't let hackers get at those love letters you sent with your Gmail account!

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Yahoo snaps up LookFlow to improve Flickr

Five LookFlow engineers will join Yahoo's Flickr team in San Francisco in an effort to improve photo discovery on the image-sharing site.

Facebook removes gruesome video, examining its content policies

A gruesome video that was recently noticed on Facebook and allowed by the company was removed Tuesday, as the social network looks to strengthen its policies around the posting of graphic content.

Airbnb proves its worth to New York: $632 million, to be exact

Lodging platform Airbnb says it offers a big boost for New York's economy, in the midst of a tax revenue fight with the state Attorney General.

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Protect your Facebook account from hackers with two-factor authentication

Don't be one of those people with a compromised account that spams all their friends.

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