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How San Francisco is using social networks to get ready for The Big One

The city by the bay is getting ready for a disaster by launching a social initiative, SF72, with ties to Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb.

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Official Facebook app (finally!) available for Windows 8.1 users

Beyond its baked-in goodies, Windows 8.1 brought a friend along: A modern-style Facebook app.

Teens' public Facebook posts are guaranteed to cause controversy

Facebook is lifting restrictions on teens' privacy settings, which is sure to anger parents.

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How to stay private now that anyone can find you on Facebook

Facebook is making it easier for people to find you, so it’s about that time again: Check your privacy settings.

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You can post on Facebook but you can't hide

Facebook pulls the plug on a setting that allowed people to prevent others from finding them by name using the Facebook search bar, the company said on Thursday.

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Leaving Las Pinterest: How to kill your social media accounts

Have trouble with tweets? Loathe all those likes? Pinned your last pin? Here's how to leave your 'friends' behind.

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Facebook open-source cache squeezes more from flash disks

Facebook continues to push the boundaries of storage and server technology in order to more quickly serve its billion users, and the results are being offered as open-source technology that can also benefit other companies.

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Facebook fan page creators escape German privacy law

German companies are not legally responsible for the way Facebook processes the personal data of people visiting the companies' Facebook fan pages, a German administrative court ruled on Wednesday, allowing the companies to keep using the pages without violating German data protection laws.

Facebook's new Graph Search features create phishing wonderland

Facebook has announced new changes to the way Graph Search discovers information, including the fact that status updates, photos, check-ins, and comments are now included in search results. This new stream of information offers criminals developing phishing campaigns all-new attack surfaces to exploit.

Twitter IPO reveals a company that's growing fast but losing money

The company hopes to raise $1 billion by selling its shares on the public markets, in the biggest social media IPO since Facebook went public last year.

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