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Tune out, turn off on National Day of Unplugging

Smartphone users are encouraged to power down their devices and engage with the physical world for 24 hours beginning at sundown Friday.


Facebook to fix bug leaking users' phone numbers

Facebook is rolling out a patch to fix a rare bug in its API that had apparently been leaking users' phone numbers to app developers.

Who owns that Twitter account?

By late 2010 journalist Noah Kravitz's @PhoneDog_Noah Twitter account had amassed more than 17,000 followers. That was all well and good—until Kravitz resigned and went to work for a competitor.

How to find top IT talent on LinkedIn

As the social network counts more than 200 million members, more employers are using it to tap IT talent.

China's Tencent looking at U.S. opportunities for WeChat app

Chinese Internet giant Tencent is eyeing the U.S. mobile Internet market with its popular WeChat product, a messaging app that lets users send messages, voice recorded notes, and pictures to friends on the service.


Twitter rival aims to extend reach with 'freemium' model, the social networking platform that launched as an ad-free alternative to Twitter, looks to expand its user base by offering a free account option.

Facebook engineers identify Graph Search's big data challenges

Facebook's engineers have many challenges ahead of them as they work to scale up Graph Search, the site's new social search tool. One stumbling block: an over-abundance of data to sift through.

Video: Cyberstalking with LinkedIn

If you leave a networking event without exchanging business cards, don't fret -- you can use the search features in LinkedIn to put a name to a face.


After Monday Twitter hack, Burger King reigns again

The fast-food chain is tweeting once more, after regaining access to its Twitter account. Burger King fell victim to a hack attack over the weekend -- the latest black eye for Twitter security.


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Consumers to companies: Stop eavesdropping on social nets!

Companies see social media as a gold mine of data about consumer practices, but users prefer to be the ones taking the initiative.