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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.

on techhive.com

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Twitter offers historical data to researchers hoping to gain insights from the crowd

Only a few recipients will be selected in the initial stage

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Facebook gears up for its 10th birthday

The social network, now a billion-plus members strong, has reached the end of its first decade.

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The moral of the Twitter-GoDaddy breach: People are the easiest thing to hack

High-tech security measures fell before good, old-fashioned con artistry.

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Jelly for Android: Diving deep inside the new image-based Q&A app

The new social app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is a fun time-waster, but it just doesn't seem, well, very useful.

on greenbot.com

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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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Ouch -- Facebook called a 'twit' for Twitter-like trending feature

Some users don't care for a new tool to surface popular content on the social networking site.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to hold live chat on Thursday

Hopefully this Twitter-tinged session is more illuminating than Snowden's first Q&A session.

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Social media lockdown: 4 privacy features you won't find in your settings

Remove geotags, revoke app permissions, and send encrypted messages to keep your life story on a need-to-know basis.