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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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Instagram Video outlined: 15 second clips, no loops

Instagram Video outlined: 15 second clips, no loops

This afternoon, the team at Facebook have introduced their brand Instagram's new ability to record video clips. "Video for Instagram" will be added to both iOS and Android with a collection of 15 filters made specifically for the video universe. This new feature will be clipped into 15-second segments and able to be posted to Twitter while it's hosted on Instagram's own servers - or straight to Facebook it goes.

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Google Reader replacement Digg Reader aims to “make the verb meaningful again”

Google Reader replacement Digg Reader aims to “make the verb meaningful again”

The team at Digg have seen an opportunity in the ending of service in Google Reader - that taking place on July 1st. Speaking with Wired, Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin spoke of the company and its parent company Betaworks, saying the team is aiming to rejuvenate the entire infrastructure of the site, starting with the Digg button, aiming to "make the verb meaningful again."

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Facebook’s next “new product” may be to become too large for its own good

Facebook’s next “new product” may be to become too large for its own good

As invites are sent out for an event on the 20th of June that'll have Facebook's next "new product" unveiled, it seems only too good a coincidence that this morning more than one reference to RSS feeds in the social network were found. While it's possible already to pull feeds in to Facebook with some 3rd party Facebook apps, it would seem only natural that the big blue social network's next move would be to bring it all in officially.

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Twitter’s FollowMe creates highlight reels of your best tweeting moments

Twitter’s FollowMe creates highlight reels of your best tweeting moments

In an effort to help users gain more followers, Twitter has launched a feature called #FollowMe that allows users to create a short highlight reel that shows off their best tweets, photos, and Vine videos. It's sort of like a resume to show other Twitter users that you're worth following because of how hilarious you are, but don't blame #FollowMe if no one likes your highlight reel.

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Google Waze acquisition may end tipped Facebook talks

Google Waze acquisition may end tipped Facebook talks

This weekend inside sources have suggested Google to be reaching a deal with the team at Waze, a smart navigation app previously rumored to have been in talks with Facebook for a similar deal. This acquisition has been tipped to be ringing in at $1.3 billion USD while real terms have not yet been revealed. This deal would have Google growing their ability to make Google Maps and Local information both inside and outside the USA an intelligent response environment.

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