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LinkedIn gives users the blocking feature they sought

A new function will let users block certain inquiries or individuals and remove them from a user's network.

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Make friends in-flight on Virgin America’s new social network

Could the next big tech idea come to life aboard a Virgin plane? The airline is helping LinkedIn connections meet mid-air.

How to reclaim your email when LinkedIn’s Intro shuts down

LinkedIn is getting rid of its Intro strips for Mail in iOS, which could affect your email access if you don’t uninstall the service from your phone.

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Obama administration forges deal with tech companies over data requests

The agreement with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others lets them give more information on the government's data requests

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Help Grandma with her Facebook settings using AVG’s new privacy tools

AVG’s PrivacyFix software plugs into your social networks to figure out where your privacy settings are lacking.

on techhive.com

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Volunteering is work, too: LinkedIn now connects you to nonprofits

LinkedIn launched a Volunteer Marketplace for professionals to pad their resumes with nonprofit work.

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Facebook tops US social networking charts, but users diversifying

Facebook remains universal favorite, but LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram also are seeing growth.

Tech talks to Obama: Lighten up with the NSA

President Obama met with top tech executives to discuss issues with the healthcare website but NSA concerns dominated the discussions.

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Apache frees Kafka messaging app from LinkedIn

The Kafka Pub/Sub messaging platform is faster than RabbitMQ, LinkedIn engineers say