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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.

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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.

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Twitter goes down for 'most users'

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

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Whisper a Secret to the whole world with no names attached

Anonymous apps let you speak your mind, but at what cost?

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With WhatsApp buy, Facebook wants to become the only network you need

When you send a text, share a photo, or read the news, you’re on Facebook. Just when you think you're out, it pulls you back in.

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Use apps to turn your Twitter feed into a spoiler-free zone

Are the people in your social media sphere yammering on about House of Cards or the Winter Olympics before you've had a chance to watch? We've looked at some apps that can silence them until you can get to a TV.

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Yahoo acquires diary app maker Wander with an eye toward mobile

Wander's diary app 'Days' will live on, according to the startup, as Yahoo continues to boost its mobile product offerings.

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Askem likely to be Windows Phone's next social app

Microsoft invests in Askem, a social quiz app that has so far been released just for iOS devices.

Twitter for Android, iOS apes Facebook in showing number of retweets in feed

Twitter is rolling out a new version of its Android app that shows the number of tweets and retweets in the main feed.

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Ouch -- Facebook called a 'twit' for Twitter-like trending feature

Some users don't care for a new tool to surface popular content on the social networking site.

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.

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.

Facebook's redesigned Messenger takes aim at WhatsApp, Snapchat

Users don't have to be Facebook friends to message each other with the new app.

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Biz Stone's Jelly app 'very close' to launching

The mysterious company now has a permanent office space in San Francisco, as its app -- free for iOS and Android -- is about to launch.