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Stories released via Instagram, Twitter could be new wave

A new novel that follows the correspondence of paternal twins on the eastern seaboard initially won't be a physical book; it will be released in installments via Instagram.

Facebook blow as EU court quashes transatlantic data deal

Luxembourg - Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the US after the EU's top court on Tuesday struck down a key transatlantic data deal in the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal.

Facebook says 'imperative' for EU, U.S. to find data deal solution

Brussels - Facebook urged the EU and US to find a quick solution after Europe's top court struck down a key transatlantic data sharing deal that is relied on by the social media giant and other big firms.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey appointed permanent CEO

Social network Twitter has announced that ousted co-founder Jack Dorsey is to return as the formal CEO of the company. Dorsey has already been acting as interim leader since July when Dick Costolo stepped down.

No more IPv4, now what?

After several false scares and years of warnings, it has finally happened: the Internet has run out of IPv4 addresses. The American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) can no longer satisfy requests for new IPv4 addresses.

Facebook hit by another viral copy-and-paste privacy scam

Another Facebook privacy hoax is currently going viral on the social network, asking users to copy and paste a "privacy notice" to their profile if they want to avoid the social network charging $5.99 to retain access to private posts.

Facebook blames engineer for causing net neutrality controversy

A day after controversy heated up over Facebook’s alleged role to end net neutrality in India, the social media giant has come out with an explanation to clear all doubts regarding its part in the Digital India initiative.

Facebook founder threatening net neutrality in India? Special

The introduction of a new colour filter to alter profile pictures on Facebook is seen by many netizens in India as a step by the social media giant to end net neutrality in the country.

Twitter experimenting with native polls in tweets

Twitter has confirmed it is working on adding native support for polls in tweets. Voters will be able to click option buttons embedded in the tweet to cast their ballot. The feature is currently being tested with a limited number of users.

Instagram hits over 400 million active users, young lead way

While parent company Facebook has been managing up to one billion users a day of late, Instagram is behind but gaining users daily. Indeed, Instagram reached an impressive milestone of its own: 400 million active users.

Fake Facebook 'dislike' buttons are scamming users

Scammers are using fake Facebook "dislike" buttons in an attempt to trick unwitting users into handing over money, having malicious code downloaded to their computers, and liking pages, Digiday reports.

Op-Ed: iOS 9 ad-blocking one week on: Developer pulls app from sale

Last week, Apple opened the gates to ad blockers on iOS. Since then, the new genre of apps has dominated App Store charts but also created waves of controversy. One developer has withdrawn his app from sale, describing the situation as a "kind of war."

Kim Dotcom extradition hearing opens in New Zealand

Auckland - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom's long-awaited extradition hearing opened in New Zealand Monday with the flamboyant founder of now-defunct Megaupload confident he can avoid being sent to the United States to face online piracy charges.

Facebook's ad targeting opt-out is not enough, say experts

Facebook plans to sell sharing data to advertisers that serve targeted ads beginning next month. To offset privacy concerns, Facebook offers a new tool to allow users to opt-out of targeted ads.

Facebook confirms it is working on a 'dislike' button

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed the social network is developing a new "Dislike" button as an alternative to the ubiquitous "Like." The company is working to make the new option a better way to "express empathy" for certain topics.

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