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Facebook losing teens to Instagram-Snapchat

Facebook use in the US will slow as teens and young adults opt for smartphone image-sharing services Instagram and Snapchat, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Tuesday.

«Revenge porn» on «mass scale» in Australia

Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of «revenge porn» in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a «mass scale».

Kanye West exits social media

Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior.

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

Facebook out to read minds

Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

Following months of silence, reality television star Kim Kardashian reemerged on social media Tuesday, posting a photograph of herself with rapper husband Kanye West and their two children.

Facebook lets users click to report fake news

Facebook on Thursday unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election.

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back -- on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump has reacted to a comedy sketch that mocked his penchant for sending tweets -- by sending a tweet. Trump again lambasted the show «Saturday Night Live,» on which he is played by actor Alec Baldwin.

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union.

«Bots» step up for 2016 election news coverage

If you're reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a «bot.» Automated systems known as «bots» or «robo-journalism» have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources.

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

New messaging apps gain traction in workplace

Looking to break out of a «messy» email situation, the nonprofit group dosomething.org recently switched over to a new way of communicating among its far-flung teams.

Ex-007 Brosnan shakes and stirs with Indian pan ad

Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan sparked ridicule on social media Friday by starring in a new James Bond-style spoof commercial for an Indian mouth freshener that left fans shaken and stirred.

Twitter sees jump in official requests to remove posts

Twitter saw a jump in official requests to remove posts in the first half of this year, the company said Wednesday. Removal requests were up 13 percent, with the largest volumes coming from Turkey and Russia, which have historically led the pack asking Twitter to get rid of content.

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