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What else could Facebook buy for $16 billion?

Sure, snapping up a popular messaging app is nice. But we think Mark Zuckerberg could have gotten more bang for his megabucks.

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What the future holds for Messenger, Facebook’s other chat app

Facebook was showing Messenger a lot of love just weeks before buying WhatsApp. What gives?

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German privacy regulator: WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service

The German data protection authority recommended Swiss WhatsApp alternatives Threema and myEnigma

on pcworld.com

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Don’t shut the door on Facebook Home just yet

Facebook engineering director Jocelyn Goldfein says that Facebook’s Android launcher is still a work in progress.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Facebook can predict your break-up

Facebook mined its data troves to figure out how our relationships work and came up with some interesting stats.

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New gender options prove Facebook is no stodgy social network

Now users can choose from 50-something custom gender identity expressions on the social network.

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Surprise, surprise: Privacy groups still mad about Facebook ads

Facebook settled a suit over its Sponsored Stories ads, but now privacy advocates say the network isn’t doing enough to protect kids’ information.

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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.

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Report: Marketing firm may buy Klout for $100 million

Lithium Technologies will pay more than $100 million, according to published reports

on pcworld.com

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Fashion Week’s surprising scene-stealers: social media and sharing apps

From Uber's rides to pay-by-hashtag pop-up shops, social and sharing apps are behind the scenes of fashion's biggest week.

Snapchat vulnerability can be exploited to crash iPhones, researcher says

Snapchat request tokens can be resused to launch denial-of-service attacks against the app's users.

on pcworld.com

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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Hate your Look Back video? Facebook adds an edit button

If you don’t like the version of yourself you see in Facebook's automatically built highlight reel, you now can change everything about it.

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Read it and swipe: The best social news app for every reader

Keep your delicate fingertips ink-free with social newsreading apps that make page-turning a little less arduous.