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Twitter's birthday celebration of first tweets proves we're all bad at Twitter at first

Every person’s first tweet was boring. That reminder might encourage new users to explore Twitter’s potential.

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End-to-end encryption needs to be easier for users before Facebook embraces it

Facebook cites third-party services for users seeking end-to-end encryption

on pcworld.com

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WhatsApp wants to "set the record straight" on privacy under Facebook

The messaging app released an app update and a statement on Monday to appease concerned users.

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TED talks take over Facebook’s Paper with exclusive content

The TED collaboration is Facebook’s first outside partnership for Paper and could lead to more.

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Apple's new Sharing Selfies section signals impending apocalypse

Selfies are taking over the world. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

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Auto-playing video ads arrive in your News Feed

Facebook is hoping high-quality videos will help you forget all about the auto-playing part.

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Take your selfie out to the ballgame: This baseball team will put your face on its jersey

A team in a collegiate summer league is holding a Salute to Selfie night, and your face could wind up on some player's jersey as a result.

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Secret aims to be SXSW’s big breakout app

The anonymous social app has taken over Silicon Valley, but needs to prove its worth in Austin.

Facebook's News Feed redesign is for real this time

After last year's false start, Facebook is rolling out a new look.

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Facebook changes gun policies to crack down on illegal sales

Users can still promote firearm sales, but there are a slew of new hoops to jump through.

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MetroTwit vanishes as Twitter restrictions claim another victim

Existing users will no longer get updates or new features, and new users? Sorry.

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Facebook’s small Paper update makes sharing simple

If you read a lot of articles on Paper, now you can share them privately.

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Hashtags on TV: Companies turn phrases into free stuff

Chirpify is helping brands like Oreo use Twitter and TV to bring fans out of the woodwork.