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Instagram finally snags Snapchat’s beloved selfie lenses with new face filters feature

A slew of new features are coming to Instagram Stories today, including reverse video, hashtags, and an eraser.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

Opera 45 lets you easily share content with friends thanks to built-in messaging features.

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German firms will streamline online login with a European bent

Several German firms are taking a stab at a single login process for accessing different online services -- an approach that could compete with U.S. offerings.

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Banking bots highlight conversational commerce trend

Western Union has built a chatbot that lets consumers wire money by conversing with a digital assistant in Facebook Messenger.

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Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst Scott Steinberg, author of the book Netiquette Essentials, offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online.

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Mingis on Tech: H-1B visas and the future of Facebook Live

While some changes may be coming to the controversial H-1B visa program in the U.S., the same can't be said for Facebook Live, which is under scrutiny after users posted disturbing videos.

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Boston Fed conference: Security still comes down to the basics

Not every bank has the money or the staff to do everything on the “best practices” lists of multiple regulatory agencies. But multiple speakers and panelists at the Boston Fed’s 2017 Cybersecurity Conference agreed that most financial...

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Twitter will stream video news from Bloomberg all day, every day

Twitter and Bloomberg are creating an online news channel for cord cutters and social media addicts.

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Blame terrorists if you get a speeding ticket while driving in France

Drivers in France might be able to blame terrorists for their next speeding ticket, as police there crack down on mobile apps warning of their presence.

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Twitter adds 9M new users, revenue beats low expectations

Twitter turned in an impressive quarter to kick off 2017, but 9 million new users and better-than-expected, but still declining, revenues won’t keep investors happy for long.

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Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

With today’s push across the education landscape for more emphasis on STEM studies, it’s not surprising that top leaders and innovators in technology would be a draw as college commencement speakers. Here’s a roundup of some of the...

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.

LinkedIn passes the 500 million registered user mark

On the heels of rapid improvements across much of the platform LinkedIn now has 500 million registered users on board, one analyst says it could double or triple its reach under Microsoft.

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Facebook aims to let people type from their brain, hear with skin

Facebook revealed Wednesday that it is working on technology to let people type straight from their brains at 100 words per minute, besides disclosing another project directed at allowing people to hear with their skin.

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Facebook will let you play songs from Spotify and Apple Music inside Messenger

At its F8 developers conference, Facebook unveiled Messenger Chat Extensions for creating in-app experiences, including sharing and playing songs from Spotify and Apple Music.

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Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR

Facebook is giving VR developers the ability to embed 360-degree photo and video capture in their experiences with a new software development kit made available Wednesday.

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Facebook updates Workplace as enterprise collaboration gets hot again

Facebook is changing its collaboration service by integrating enterprise services, like Office, Salesforce, OneDrive and Box, and adding other features.

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