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What else could Facebook buy for $16 billion?

Sure, snapping up a popular messaging app is nice. But we think Mark Zuckerberg could have gotten more bang for his megabucks.

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Facebook's autoplay video ads are 'imminent'

The social network's march to a mobile-first mindset and delivery mechanism has been persistent and widely recognized, but Facebook is rising to the video occasion with a more deliberate rollout.

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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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