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Facebook's WhatsApp buy could finally kill SMS

If every smartphone user has Facebook, what's the point of SMS?

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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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German privacy regulator: WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service

The German data protection authority recommended Swiss WhatsApp alternatives Threema and myEnigma

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Facebook wants to live in the moment with WhatsApp

Facebook sees opportunity in real-time conversations carried out using WhatsApp

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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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New gender options prove Facebook is no stodgy social network

Now users can choose from 50-something custom gender identity expressions on the social network.

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Surprise, surprise: Privacy groups still mad about Facebook ads

Facebook settled a suit over its Sponsored Stories ads, but now privacy advocates say the network isn’t doing enough to protect kids’ information.

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Clockwise Podcast 23: Google Eyeball

We debate the innovative aspects of Google and Apple, question the reliability of our personal technology, ponder what cutting-edge technologies will soon be obsolete, and analyze Facebook's new Paper app. Plus, mystery sports!

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Facebook Conceal will protect data on your smartphone's SD card

Your mobile apps cache data on your phone's SD card. But they're often unsecured. Enter Facebook Conceal.