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Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

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Google nixes real-name policy for Google+

Since the social network's inception, Google had required that people use their real names in profiles, but that's changing now.

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TweetDeck patches XSS vulnerability after rampant pop-up spam

Sign out of TweetDeck and clear your cache to apply the fix.

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Google courts Apple users with photo-heavy G+ mobile update

The app now includes Google's 'Stories' photo playback program

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Facebook tries to limit over-sharing

The company said it would be de-emphaizing certain posts from outside apps

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Facebook kills Poke and Camera apps

The apps were removed Friday from Apple's app store

Facebook courts developers at F8 conference

At its developers conference, Facebook took steps to address privacy concerns by launching a new anonymous login service for mobile apps and it launched a mobile ad network.

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Snapchat offers video and instant text messaging

Conversations will be deleted when users leave the instant messaging screen, Snapchat said.

on techhive.com

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Facebook’s Anonymous Login is a way for apps to earn your trust

The new login tool means you don’t have to sign up for countless apps you might never use again.

on techhive.com

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Facebook tries to break the news with FB Newswire

The new tool will verify and surface news-related content on Facebook in real time

Rapid Reaction: Businesses unfriend Facebook

Puzzled by Facebook's news feed algorithm some businesses are dropping their presence on the social network in frustration. Zach Miners of IDG News Service breaks it down.

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Twitter’s radical redesign looks a lot like Facebook

The social network needs to jump-start its growth, and hopes a familiar look will help.

on techhive.com

Twitter adds photo-sharing features as Instagram nips at the network's heels

The social network now lets you tag photos and tweet multiple images without using up your 140 precious characters.

on techhive.com

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Wickr wants to spread its spy-level encryption to your favorite games and apps

The encrypted messaging app is selling its security tools to other companies to make money—and to make your information safer.

on techhive.com

Twitter goes down for 'most users'

Twitter acknowledges an outage for both mobile and desktop users, which was resolved shortly thereafter.