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How to Watch the 2018 F8 Conference, Where Mark Zuckerberg Will Sweat Over Data Privacy

And you thought hoodies made Mark Zuckerberg sweat. Though Facebook’s overlord did a good job answering questions at two different congressional hearings last month, you can expect the Zuck to have a few things to say about data privacy at the opening keynote for this year’s F8 developer conference.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Seeing Awkward Tinder Dates on LinkedIn

Something odd happened when I checked my LinkedIn profile the other day. In the “People You May Know” section, I noticed a vaguely familiar face—it was someone I had met through online dating. We had gone on maybe two dates nearly two years ago, yet there she was, being suggested to me by LinkedIn’s creepy […]

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How to Take Screenshots of Instagram Stories Without Getting Caught

To the dismay of screenshot enthusiasts everywhere, Instagram is rolling out a new feature that alerts creators when someone decides to immortalize their temporary Instagram Stories using a screenshot. (A similar feature already exists to alert users to screenshots taken on Snapchat.) There are a few workarounds you…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Let People Search for You by Phone Number on Facebook

Getting an apartment in San Francisco is a competitive nightmare, which is why I was excited to find that the landlord I had been texting with to set up an apartment viewing just happened to be friends with another good friend of mine. She didn’t tell me, and we aren’t Facebook friends: I found out […]

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Here’s the Deal with Twitter’s New 280 Character Limit—and How to Use it Right Now

Twitter has always been defined by its brevity: the 140 character restriction was originally mandated by SMS data limits. But Twitter users have also always found ways around that limit, from threaded “tweetstorms” to tweets sharing larger chunks of text as a screenshot. Now, the social network is finally giving into…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Use Nextdoor to Get to Know Your Neighbors

Not all of us have an easy time getting to know the people who live above, below, or next to us. When you’ve only exchanged brief hellos, it can be tough to ask your neighbors for help or advice. Just like Facebook facilitates connecting with far flung friends and family, social network Nextdoor makes it […]

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Post Instagram Photos From Your Mac

Mac: Some of the most popular apps on your phone most likely have a web-friendly version. Facebook and Twitter both started on the web, after all. But Instagram is different, and not exactly web-friendly, which makes it a hassle if you prefer to edit your photos on your desktop (large screens are still cool!) instead…Read […]

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Protect Your Data By Using Single Sign-On Whenever Possible 

No company, be it a startup or a conglomerate, has a perfect security system. Chipotle’s payment system was hacked, OneLogin experienced a data breach, and even Google had a run in with a bad phishing exploit that left thousands of account compromised from a shared document. In other words, I’m wary about giving any…Read more… […]

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