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LinkedIn Reports Weak Outlook

LinkedIn reported a better-than-expected third-quarter results but issued disappointing guidance that sent shares of the professional social network lower in after-hours trading. Continue reading

IBM and Twitter Forge Data Partnership

IBM and Twitter announced a far-reaching alliance to apply data from the microblogging service to solve business problems. Continue reading

Twitter Loses a Top Engineer and an Analytics Manager

One of Twitter’s key engineers has flown the coop. Continue reading

Online Dating Site Used Fake Profiles To Get Members To Upgrade Service

The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles. Continue reading

Bits Blog: IBM Teams Up With Twitter to Give Business a Gauge Powered by Social Media

The partnership seeks to harness Twitter messages as a way for businesses to make decisions based on real-time trends among the social network’s users.

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Bits Blog: Reddit Opens a Crowdfunding Site

An initiative from the popular online community site could potentially turn into a revenue stream. Continue reading

Disruptions: Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth

When it comes to dating, research shows, looks are all that matter, at least initially, something Tinder has taken full advantage of. Continue reading

Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Bits Blog: A Look Behind the Snapchat Photo Leak Claims

Three men who built a tool called Snapaved to store images from the messaging service have come forward to offer details of how a recent theft of thousands of private photos occurred. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Privacy Questions Emerge for the Social App Whisper

The social network, which allows users to post updates without using their real names, is facing criticism that it promises more privacy than it’s capable of delivering.
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Twitter Users Respond to ‘Experiments’

The social media site tests ways to make timelines “interesting or entertaining” and releases Audio Card. Continue reading

Whisper CTO Says Tracking “Anonymous” Users Not a Big Deal, Really

Says Guardian article was “laughable,” then gets schooled by Moxie Marlinspike. Continue reading

When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You’re OK

Facebook’s newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster. Continue reading

BBC Launches WhatsApp Ebola Service

BBC launches Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in the worst-affected countries. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Reddit Debuts an Official Mobile App

After nearly 10 years, an online messaging board with 174 million regular monthly users is focusing on its mobile efforts. Continue reading

Parents Face Defamation Trial Over Fake Facebook Page their Kid Made

Page included graphic sexual content, was allowed to remain up for a year. Continue reading

Snapchat Photo Leak Site Shut Down

A website that was set up to host thousands of pictures and videos taken from Snapchat is shut down. Continue reading

Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere. Continue reading

Bits Blog: French Bank to Allow Sending Money With Tweets

Groupe BPCE, one of the country’s largest banks, will introduce a service that will link individuals’ Twitter accounts to the bank’s existing money transfer service.
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7 million Dropbox Username/Password Pairs Apparently Leaked [Updated]

It’s time to change your password… again. Continue reading