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Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.

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Hide from, seek out nearby friends on Facebook

The social network is making it easy to locate your friends on a map, and it’s adding event alerts into the Paper app. Meanwhile, Samsung is about to push out a paid version of Milk Music.

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Facebook Paper now with more Facebook

People who use the Paper iPhone app browse an average of 80 stories each day, but they told Facebook that they were missing essential daily information.

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Hide from, seek out nearby friends on Facebook

The social network is making it easy to locate your friends on a map, and it’s adding event alerts into the Paper app. Meanwhile, Samsung is about to push out a paid version of Milk Music.

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Optimize your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts

Time to spruce up your social-media accounts! If you don't know when you last changed your password, used one of your connected apps, or even logged in, then it's time to do some cleaning.

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Vice President Biden joins Instagram

The official account appears to be managed by staffers, but one can still wish for an image slip-up or two.

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Tax dodgers beware: IRS could be watching your social media

The IRS is said to be data mining Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sites for info that could come handy in audits.

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Ride a 'Tron'-style light cycle via Oculus Rift

The old-school video game is getting a next-generation update in the RiftCycles Project, thanks to Facebook-owned virtual-reality headset Oculus Rift and a particularly dedicated fan with a DIY streak.

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Drone wars: Google, Facebook focus on flying

Google buys Titan Aerospace with a mission to become an Internet provider in the sky, smart contact lenses could be the next step for Google Glass, and leaked photos offer clues about an Amazon smartphone.

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Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace

Just a month after word came that Facebook was interested in the 20-person drone maker, Google snatches it up for an undisclosed sum.

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Facebook 'weeks away' from e-wallet approval

An e-wallet service from the social network, that lets you store money on your account to spend across the Web, is waiting on regulatory approval in Ireland, reports Financial Times.

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Facebook squashes marketers' 'like'-bait in News Feed update

Say goodbye to spammy stories in your News Feed -- or at least the social network's definition of spammy stories. Marketers may beg to differ.

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