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Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.

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Twitter Counter hacked: Hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts hijacked

Hackers, allegedly Turkish, hijacked high-profile Twitter accounts, posted swastikas and hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda which translates to Nazi Germany and Nazi Holland.

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Anything you post can and will be used against you

Sure, the CIA can hack your TV, but public posts on Facebook could really hurt you.

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Facebook confirms testing a dislike emoji for Messenger

The company insists it's a "small test" to determine if the reaction is helpful.

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Facebook's 'dislike' button -- for Messenger only?

People have been asking for it for years, and now Facebook is finally testing it out: the 'dislike' button.

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With influx of IPO cash, what is Snap’s next move?

With its successful IPO now done, Snap's most likely focus will be on finding key acquisitions to keep it near the top of the social networking world.

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Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls

Twitter is taking the offensive in its ongoing battle online trolls and hopes to identify them before users even turn them in.

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Snap reportedly working on a drone -- to take epic selfies?

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is reportedly working on a drone. More ways to capture video means more video to upload to Snapchat.

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Facebook uses artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides

Facebook is using a combination of pattern recognition, live chat support from crisis support organizations and integrated tools to prevent suicide, with a focus on its Live service.

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Facebook’s latest goal is to connect (and save) the world

In a blog post Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out an agenda that envisions creating a global community to make the world a better place.

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You just might find your next job on Facebook

Facebook is rolling out features that will help companies post job openings and applications directly on the social network.

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Looking for a job? Facebook's got you covered

Facebook is now making it easy for employers to post jobs to Facebook, and equally easy for potential hires to apply.

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Twitter rolls back abuse fix few hours after protests

Twitter rolled back a new fix aimed to prevent abuse a few hours after it met with protests, reflecting that the company is still scrambling to find solutions to the problem of harassment on its service, but is willing to make changes...

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Google lets users get social with Maps

Google is moving to make Maps more than just about getting to your destination. Maps is getting social.

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Why Twitter's new anti-harassment tools will fail

Twitter's new policies won't solve the harassment problem, and they'll ruin engagement, too.

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Why the trolls are eating away at Twitter’s bottom line

Twitter has to do something to stop sinking. Here's one idea.

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Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

A move by a watchdog group and a small group of shareholders to oust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his post as chairman would be an uphill battle that would be unlikely to succeed and could hurt the company, analysts said.

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Twitter fights back, again, against online trolls

Twitter is extending its campaign to curb trolls and abuse on its social network, building on efforts it rolled out last fall.

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