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Prevent malware attacks on social networks: 3 tips

The FBI has shut down the Butterfly botnet, but others will follow. Heed this advice so you don't become a victim.

Facebook Gifts service goes mainstream, now with wine

Facebook Gifts, which launched in September as an invite-only service, on Tuesday expanded to all U.S. members.

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Vote ends on Facebook privacy changes, for good

The user vote over Facebook's latest proposed privacy policy change is over and the small number of voters who took part means Facebook can proceed with its plans.

Instagram yanks photo viewing from Twitter streams

Images from the Instagram photo-sharing service no longer appear in Twitter's feed streams, although users can embed links into tweets, and the microblogging service may be planning to launch its own image processing tool.

Twitter photo filter feature appears to be coming soon

The feature, which AllThingsD says will be available before the end of the year, comes after Instagram moved last week to disable Twitter integration for its users.

Nielsen survey: Social media sucking up most of our time

Market research firm Nielsen says that Americans are using social media longer and on more devices than ever before, with 121 billion minutes collectively spent on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Manage all your social-network contacts in Cobook for iOS

This free app provides a unified address book for all your contacts, not just those that live on your iPhone.

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Facebook sued over App Center data sharing in Germany

German consumer organizations are suing Facebook because the social network keeps sharing personal data with third-party app makers without getting explicit consent from users.

Twitter users gain free tool to identify fake followers

Socialbakers says its tool can determine what percentage of your Twitter faithful are fake, inactive or good

Microsoft's #DroidRage Twitter campaign backfires

Microsoft's Windows Phone #DroidRage Twitter campaign backfires on the company.

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Microsoft opens own social network, Socl

Microsoft Thursday unveiled Thursday Socl, a new social network that combines the graphics-heavy interface of Pinterest with its own Bing search functionality.

Instagram photos botched on Twitter

The photo glitch was intentional but not act of war, says Instagram CEO.

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Facebook holds vote on right to vote, data-sharing policy

Facebook users will be able to vote until noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern on December 10.