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Facebook wins appeal over tracking non-members in Belgium

Facebook can resume tracking Belgians online even if they don't have an account with the social network, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

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Facebook’s shifted your news feed to put friends and family ahead of published content

Facebook is tweaking the news feed algorithm again to put family and friends first, just like the company's news feed manifesto says it should.

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Facebook takes a swing at Pinterest with Chrome extensions

New Chrome extensions make it easier to save content privately to Facebook and share it publicly, marking the social networking giant encroaching on Pinterest's territory.

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Facebook's new iOS-only features help you find events and post better photos

Featured Events and Slideshows are taking the work out of using Facebook.

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Instagram's latest numbers show how easily it is demolishing Twitter

Instagram's daily active user base is closing in on Twitter's number of monthly users, and the gap between the companies continues to widen. Why? Three words: Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.

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Democrats' gun control sit-in moves to Periscope after TV feed is cut

Representatives took to Twitter and Periscope on Wednesday to evade a TV blackout of a sit-in held to push forward new gun legislation.

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Twitter makes big video push with 140-second clips and new app for VIPs

The social network is betting on 140-second videos and new tools for influencers to juice more usage.

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Instagram reaches 500 million monthly active users

The snap-and-share social network sees 500 million monthly active users, 300 million daily active users, and 95 million photos a day. That's a lot of selfies.

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3 reasons Twitter just bought machine-learning startup Magic Pony

Twitter has made no secret of its interest in machine learning in recent years, and on Monday the company put its money where its mouth is once again by purchasing London startup Magic Pony Technology, which has focused on visual processing.

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Salesforce also bid for LinkedIn, but lost out to Microsoft

As it turns out, Salesforce also wanted to buy LinkedIn, but was outbid by Microsoft.

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Twitter is bringing an in-app Periscope button to all

Next time you're about to fire off a tweet, you can instead decide to go live with just a couple of taps.

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'Spam king' Sanford Wallace sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for Facebook phishing scam

Self-styled spam king Sanford Wallace was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Tuesday for a phishing scam that resulted in the sending of over 27 million messages to Facebook users.

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Facebook adds SMS to Messenger; here's how to enable it

If you're a heavy user of Facebook's chat app, this might be the best way to keep all your conversations in one place.

In pictures: 5 reasons Microsoft is buying LinkedIn

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Microsoft is making its biggest tech acquisition ever, spending $26.2 billion for enterprise-focused social networking company LinkedIn. Why did it do it? CEO Satya Nadella and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner discussed five compelling reasons.

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US government seeks to intervene in Irish data protection case

The U.S. government wants to intervene in an Irish court case that has already disrupted the transatlantic flow of European Union citizens' personal information on which many businesses rely.