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Instagram reveals Bolt, a Snapchat-like messaging app

Rolling out in limited countries, the app lets users send photos and videos with a tap and delete them with a swipe.

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Snapchat boosts photo location tagging with 'geofilters'

The picture-sharing app adds a new opt-in feature that lets users add drawings or text overlays to their photos.

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Facebook pokes at Snapchat again with new app: Slingshot

The new app, designed for briefly sharing photos and videos, has a twist: people must share first, before they can view images from others.

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New LinkedIn photos are unique, like every other site's

The career-centric network starts to look like other social media, Tinder copies Snapchat's disappearing photos, and a movement heats up to delete Facebook accounts.

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Facebook reportedly building Snapchat rival called Slingshot

Mark Zuckerberg is personally supervising development of an "ephemeral messaging" app that could be released as early as this month, according to the Financial Times.

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Edward Snowden appeared by teleconference at SXSW Monday.

Top tech titans get thumbs-up in EFF transparency report

The advocacy group says Apple, Facebook, Google, and others have done a lot to protect users' privacy.

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Snapchat settles with FTC over vanishing photos that don't

Messaging app built on self-destructing snaps must maintain an independently monitored privacy program for two decades.

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Microsoft fixes big bad Internet Explorer bug

A patch for the IE security flaw is available to download -- even for people using Windows XP. Also, chatting arrives on Snapchat and Groupon expands to bulk groceries.

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Microsoft fixes big bad Internet Explorer bug

A patch for the IE security flaw is available to download -- even for people using Windows XP. Also, chatting arrives on SnapChat and Groupon expands to bulk groceries.

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Selfie app Shots grows to 1M users with help of teenage girls

Silly though it may sound, youngsters are gravitating to this 5-month-old iPhone app to share their cell phone self-portraits.

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Vine now lets friends share video and text messages

Jumping on the messaging trend, the Twitter-owned video app introduces direct one-to-one messaging.

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Don't blink! FireChat takes ephemeral messaging to whole new level

Built with the sole purpose of allowing mobile messaging without cell service or Internet, FireChat has grown into a rabbit hole somewhere between SnapChat and Chatroulette.

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