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Facebook fixed 61 high-severity flaws in'14 through its bug bounty program

Facebook confirmed and fixed 61 high-severity vulnerabilities last year after the flaws were reported via its bug bounty program.

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How IBM analyzes Twitter for enterprise devs

IBM is creating new ways to derive potentially valuable information from the massive, sprawling data set known as Twitter.

Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

It's a common joke that science fiction technology has consistently predicted real innovation. What once seemed miraculous is now ubiquitous. But why are some ideas chosen above others?

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Twitter speaks out for FCC net neutrality plan

With the FCC set to vote on Thursday on reclassifying broadband as a public regulated utility, Twitter offered up its support for stronger net-neutrality rules on Monday.

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Zuckerberg talks connectivity, another billion users and working with Google

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company could pick up another 1 billion users by 2020 and he would consider working with Google to extend Internet connectivity around the world.

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Facebook sees challenges in sharing threat data with U.S.

Facebook's new platform for sharing information about security threats is gaining ground, but the idea of passing that information along to law enforcement officials is "fraught with challenges."

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Facebook virtual reality apps could be 'revolutionary'

Facebook is developing virtual reality software, the technology could revolutionize the way people work and play online.

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How to prepare for your digital afterlife

Facebook will let users set up a "legacy contact" who can manage a person's social account when they die. But what happens with the other major social networks?

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Facebook fixes flaw that could have let hackers delete photos

The speed at which Facebook responded to a reported security vulnerability shows how important photos have become to the site.

Luminoso to enterprises: Here's what all that chatter really means

Based on machine learning, the company's new Compass system helps you understand what consumers are really saying.


Facebook lets users appoint an heir for their accounts

Facebook now allows users in the U.S. to pick a friend or relative to manage their accounts when they pass away.

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Twitter acquires Niche, a social-media talent scout

Twitter is acquiring Niche, a New York startup that matches social media stars with advertisers, helping Twitter tap into the lucrative world of Internet celebrity.

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Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

Facebook is taking its crusade for open networking to a broader battlefield, using its 16-port "Wedge" switch design as the basis of a new modular platform that can link racks of servers across a data center.

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Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Facebook has built a platform where organizations can share information about the security threats they face in order to better fend off cyberattacks.

Newsweek Twitter hack is a sign of the times

The Twitter accounts of two more companies -- Newsweek and the International Business Times -- were compromised on Tuesday.

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Twitter reports huge increase in government data requests

Governments are becoming increasingly hungry for Twitter data.

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Twitter wows on revenue but user growth drags

Twitter nearly doubled its revenue last quarter, handsomely beating forecasts, but it continues to battle slow user growth.

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Twitter eyes a smoother on-ramp for new users

Twitter, hungry for growth, is trying to make it easier for new users to find value in its service.

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