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Facebook stickers hit web chat

Facebook stickers hit web chat

Facebook has added stickers support to its web chat, carrying the jumbo emoticons over from the mobile apps to the desktop interface. The popular images - which some IM users love, while others find them infuriating - have been featured in Facebook's mobile chat service for some time, but have quietly been added to conversations in the desktop browser.

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Twitter testing embed notifications for tweets

Twitter testing embed notifications for tweets

Users have been able to embed tweets onto websites for ages, but unlike replies and mentions, the writer of a tweet would never get notified whether or not their tweet was embedded onto a website, as well as which websites the tweet was embedded on. However, it seems Twitter is secretly testing this feature, and some users noticed it over the weekend.

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Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 out of beta

Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 out of beta

While Windows Phone 8 has had an iteration or two of Facebook now for some time, this week the first Facebook-made Facebook app is available for the masses. Having been plagued, more or less, by oddities and off-brand Facebook portals since birth, Windows Phone 8 here finally has an app that's up to snuff.

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Google Transparency Report expands: malware and phishing on tap

Google Transparency Report expands: malware and phishing on tap

The team at Google's Transparency department have brought on a new level of threat reporting - massive amounts of phishing and malware-infected sites from across the web. This newest Google Transparency Report is being laid bare this week with a cool 67,909 compromised sites tracked by the company in mid-June, showing an interesting cross-section of ups and downs over the past six years.

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Foursquare friends check-in activated: permission required

Foursquare friends check-in activated: permission required

If you're one of the still-massive amount of users working with Foursquare for all of your daily check-in needs, you'll certainly have some sort of an opinion on the addition of an "I'm with" option for the app for iOS and Android. This option allows a much-requested (so says Foursquare) feature to the app ecosystem for checking in friends.

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Facebook security bug leaves 6 million users’ personal info exposed

Facebook security bug leaves 6 million users’ personal info exposed

This afternoon, Facebook has made one of those announcements a company never really wants to have to make: they've had a rather unfortunate bug problem. The big problem here was, as Facebook notes, that their most recent method for recommending friends to new users also contained contact information of users - this including information added to Facebook by the users, mind you, nothing deeper than that.

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Google Mine: don’t believe the hype (not all of it, anyway)

Google Mine: don’t believe the hype (not all of it, anyway)

This morning a report has surfaced of an service called "Google Mine", one that would allow users to control and keep up-to-date on their belongings (digital and physical) and share them with other users in an easy-to-work-with environment. This system has been claimed to be heading toward the public soon, but in fact such a service - if it does indeed exist - has been tagged "internal Only". In this case, with Google, many such services and apps are in testing all the time, and might never see the light of day.

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