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Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

In a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.

Twitter set to launch tools for app developers

Microblogging site Twitter is likely to announce a number of tools at a conference Wednesday to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to media reports.

Facebook doubles advertising bug bounty

Facebook has doubled the reward for developers who point out flaws in the social networking giant's advertising

Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook

Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to desist from creating fake profiles to nab criminals.

Twitter spices timelines with unasked-for tweets

Twitter said Friday it would start reconfiguring its users' timelines with "relevant" messages from people they haven't bothered to follow at the service.

Facebook may become top video sharing site: Report

Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in terms of number of shares and the social networking site may overtake YouTube in video sharing through its news feed soon, say researchers.

Twitter lets users stream music, audio via SoundCloud tie-up

Twitter will allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines, or message feeds, via a new feature designed in partnership with Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud.

Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters

Facebook is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices.

Facebook challenging Google in online ad market

For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.

Now, Facebook stickers can be used in wall posts, comments, events

Facebook's famous stickers which have been a hit in the Messenger app, personal chats and group messages, can now be used in wall posts, comments and events.

Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The feeling of loneliness is bringing more people in search of friends to Facebook, in stark contrast to the view that the social networking site makes people feel isolated, revealed a research.

Know how to make $500,000 a year on Twitter?

By just tweeting out facts to his seven million-plus followers, a 23-year-old youngster here is making $500,000 a year. Owner of the tweeter account @UberFacts, Brooklyn-based Kris Sanchez makes a moolah for tweeting sponsored links.

Twitter readying money transfer service for France

The social network and micro blogging platform is partnering with French banking group BPCE on a new feature which will let users tweet cash to each other.

Why friends stalk Facebook profiles of failed buddies

According to a study, people in good mood surf profiles of friends who are successful and attractive. On the other hand, when they feel low, they stalk the profiles of people who have had more difficulties in their lives, said researchers from the Ohio State University in the US.

Student directs Tamil short film on Facebook

An engineering student has directed a Tamil short film on the popular social networking site Facebook, its users and what they do to be popular in the virtual world.

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