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Drag queens force Facebook to reevaluate real names

The network isn't making any changes yet, but it should.

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California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's carpool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the California Public Utilities Commission said.

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Meet the 7 apps that will give your amateur Instagrams professional gloss

The world's most popular Instagrammers have a few tricks, and they have nothing to do with Instagram.

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Party of two: 4 slightly cheesy but still endearing apps for couples

A wave of new, exclusive social networks is here, designed just for you and your significant other.

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Swarm updates leaderboards to rank check-ins by location type

Check-in to more coffee shops than your friends, earn a golden sticker.

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Mobile web snapshot: Pinterest, Tumblr capture eyeballs and dollars

Facebook conquered smartphones with its mobile-first push, but it isn’t the only social game in town.

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Twitter turns itself into a store with new buy button

The network wants to help you make in-tweet impulse purchases.

The future of Twitter: Chronological and curated timelines

The network's power users are panicking over possible changes to Twitter's core experience, but change can be good.

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Why Twitpic is really shutting down

Maybe the third-party photo-sharing service isn’t necessary anymore.

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New Facebook tool walks users through a privacy settings checkup

It's the latest initiative by the company to help its members make sure they're not over-sharing on the social networking site.

Why Twitter is showing you favorites from people you follow

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo explains why you see unfamiliar tweets in your timeline.

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Can disappearing message apps keep your private pics from prying eyes?

The encryption and ephemerality of apps like Snapchat and Wickr could be safer than cloud storage.

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Now you can tell your Facebook friends what to watch on Netflix

Sit back and wait for everyone to applaud your excellent taste in TV and film.

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Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

Contrary to Internet rumors, Facebook says that its Messenger app isn't really spying on you.

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Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages.

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