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Twitter lie detector is in development

Twitter lie detector is in development

Have you ever told a fable on Twitter, perhaps for humor's sake or as an accidental faux pas? Ever retweeted something, only to later discover it was false? Soon such tweets will be tested under the watchful eye of Pheme, a lie detector of sorts that aims to determine in real time whether a tweet contains the truth or is a lie.

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Facebook blows open profile gender options in inclusivity push

Facebook blows open profile gender options in inclusivity push

Facebook has added LGBTQ-friendly gender pronoun options for profiles, with more than ten to choose between as the social network makes it easier for users to be clear on how they identify. Where previously only "male" and "female" were available options, Facebook has added a third, "custom" selection which then allows for one of several new options to be picked, including "cisgender" and "transgender", for their account.

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Facebook Paper to remain ad-free… for now

Facebook Paper to remain ad-free… for now

Facebook has no immediate plans to add adverts to its Paper newsreader app, according to COO Sheryl Sandberg, with other products in the social network's line-up likely to be squeezed for monetization first. The company is still in its early stages of analysis, Sandberg said, trying to figure out exactly how Paper users are actually interacting with the app, which combines personal social content from a circle of friends with broader news content from a number of categorized online sources.

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500px adds mobile uploads for photographers on the go

500px adds mobile uploads for photographers on the go

Photography sharing site 500px has finally added mobile uploads to its iOS app, answering one of the loudest feature requests among users. The app, billed as a way for professional photographers to showcase their work while on the move, had previously worked in browse-only mode, showing galleries and allowing for comments but no actual new content to be uploaded.

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Path gets iOS 7 relaunch

Path gets iOS 7 relaunch

Private photo sharing service Path has finally updated its app for iOS 7, with a redesigned interface, simplified controls, and broader sharing options to link to other services. Path 3.4 pares back the UI to match the rest of Apple's "flattened" appearance for iOS 7, in addition to adding swipe support to move between messages and the homescreen.

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Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

Bill Gates heads back to Reddit for AMA

This morning Bill Gates will be heading toward Reddit for an "Ask Me Anything" session that will include users from around the world and anyone and everyone that wishes to participate. Showing up in some extreme style right from the get-go, Gates let the world know he was going to hit Reddit with an image on Twitter that showed one massive Alien helping him hold up his confirmation sign. A confirmation such as this is required for a user - any user - to create a long-lasting "AMA" session.

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Facebook “A Look Back” videos get editing tools

Facebook “A Look Back” videos get editing tools

Facebook has added editing tools to its Look Back video feature, allowing users to switch which uploaded photos, most-Liked posts, and other content from their time on the social network get included in the minute long clips. "A Look Back" videos were launched earlier this week as part of the site's tenth anniversary celebrations, curating a customized highlights video for each user based on their activity. However, many requested the ability to tweak which moments were included, functionality Facebook has just added.

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