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Facebook bows to users’ demands to change its default privacy setting

Facebook bows to users’ demands to change its default privacy settingSocial network Facebook has revealed in a recent post that it has efforts underway to roll out a 'Privacy Checkup' tool to all its approximately 1.28 billion users across the world.

The move, announced by Facebook recently, indicates that the social network has apparently bowed in to users' demands for a change in the company's default privacy settings.

Twitter adds option to 'mute' people

Twitter adds option to 'mute' peopleMicroblogging service Twitter introduced a new 'mute' option for its users on Monday. The 'mute' option will essentially enable users to 'silence' the apparently 'noisy' users whom they follow, but do not somehow want to unfollow.

Twitter to bring pop-up notification alerts to its website

TwitterMicroblogging service Twitter has revealed in a recent announcement that it will roll out notification alerts to its twitter. com website in the coming weeks.

According to the Twitter announcement, pop-up notifications will soon start appearing for users who access Twitter directly from the twitter. com website. The notifications will be displayed at the bottom right corner of the users' timeline.

LinkedIn sends cease-and-desist letter to makers of ‘Sell Hack’ browser plug-in

LinkedIn sends cease-and-desist letter to makers of ‘Sell Hack’ browser plug-inOn Monday, LinkedIn sent a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of the controversial JavaScript-based 'Sell Hack' browser plug-in which allegedly scrapes email addresses associated with social media profiles from the Internet.

'Sell Hack' is the free browser extension for Google Chrome; and it exposes the email addresses of LinkedIn users to the public.

Instagram surpasses ‘200 million active users’ milestone

Instagram surpasses ‘200 million active users’ milestone According to a Mashable report, Instagram - the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook - has disclosed in a recent announcement that it has surpassed the '200 million active users' milestone.

Twitter planning to remove @ and # symbols from its their user interface

TwitterDuring the course of a recent event organized by the Newspaper Association of America in Denver, popular microblogging service Twitter's head of news, Vivian Schiller, hinted that Twitter apparently has plans underway to remove the @ and # symbols from its user interface.

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