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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.

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Spammers target Snapchat, Bitly, and Kik

Bitly is working with Symantec to clean up malicious links, the result of API keys left visible on the Web

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Slay your enemies on Dustcloud, a street laser-tag game with a social media twist

Dustcloud launches a Kickstarter campaign at CES to fund the game and its social network.

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Snapchat, feeling the heat, will let users opt out of compromised feature

New controls will let people stop themselves from being searchable based on their phone numbers

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Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Scary words flew forth from Skype's social media accounts, but fear not: User accounts weren't compromised.

Hackers claim to expose phone information of 4.6 million Snapchat users

The post of phone numbers paired to Snapchat user names comes days after a security research firm identified the vulnerability in the social networking service.

Facebook tops US social networking charts, but users diversifying

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

Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

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Blocked! User outrage spurs Twitter to reverse policy change

Twitter on Thursday faced a wave of backlash after it changed its blocking policies. The company quickly backtracked.

on techhive.com