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British police blur sheep's faces on Facebook to 'protect' their identity

LONDON — Seeing a picture of someone with their face blurred on TV or social media isn't exactly uncommon — but it's not often such identity protecting measures are extended to our woolly, four legged friends. SEE ALSO: Noisy goat tricks...Show More Summary

Tweetbot has a cure for Twitter's 140-character limit woes

Sometimes, what you have to say just doesn't fit in 140 characters. For those occasions, Twitter users have resorted to several makeshift solutions: Some are marking their related tweets with numbers (1/7, 2/7, etc.), creating so-called...Show More Summary

Strangers help bride get new dress after hers was lost in massive wildfire

Inevitably, a lot of things can go wrong in preparation for a wedding, but having one's wedding dress burn up in a massive wildfire just days before the nuptials is pretty much the worst case scenario.  That was the devastating reality...Show More Summary

Facebook is testing a feature that lets you find more Groups

Whether you're looking for parenting tips or the best new restaurants in your neighborhood, Facebook Groups is useful for finding virtual communities around various topics. Now  Facebook is testing a dedicated "Discover" feature within...Show More Summary

Another heartwarming Snapchat story love story took place at Utah State

Forget the days of old-fashioned meet-cutes or looking for love on popular dating apps like Tinder — the new place to find romance seems to be on college Snapchat stories.  The world first learned of Snap Story love stories after two...Show More Summary

How tech companies could steal your face

Facial recognition technology is becoming more and more prevalent in the technology we use today — from Facebook tagging to Snapchat lens filters.   But is it possible that these companies are using this data for other purposes, and without our consent? Check out the video above for more on this issue. Show More Summary

This living mural proposal will make you do a double take

This is one surreal proposal.  San Francisco artist Alexa Meade uses people as human canvasses to create stunning pop art paintings that look like moving murals, and one recent photo shoot proved especially eye-popping when it concluded...Show More Summary

Facebook just changed its Android app in a huge way

In early April, Facebook announced a very significant change to its mobile apps: A Facebook Live tab was to take center place in the app, pushing the Messenger button aside. The tab would offer a dedicated place for users to find live...Show More Summary

Facebook continues Southeast Asia march with new Malaysia office

Just two weeks from its Philippines office opening, Facebook has launched another office in Malaysia. Facebook's Asia-Pacific vice president, Dan Neary, announced the opening Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Facebook hopes to kill the username and...Show More Summary

10 Facebook Live stars you need to follow now

First there was YouTube stars, then came Vine fame. Now, the new wave of Internet-born celebrity is by way of Facebook Live. While a lot of big brands and publishers are focused on creating content for Facebook’s livestreaming platform,...Show More Summary

Trump's 'woman's card' insult inspires hugely successful Kickstarter campaign

When Donald  J. Trump criticized Hillary Clinton last Tuesday for playing the " woman's card, " Zach Wahls, a 24-year-old Clinton supporter, thought a lot about the insult. SEE ALSO: Every woman has met a man like Donald Trump Then early...Show More Summary

CIA marks Bin Laden mission anniversary by 'live-tweeting' operation

As Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the covert operation that resulted in the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs, the CIA decided to relive the event by "live-tweeting" the operation as ifShow More Summary

How to talk to your babysitter about online privacy

My first date night out with my husband after our daughter was born was nerve wracking. Would she be fed? Would she sleep? I constantly checked my phone for updates from the sitter. Nothing Then, I logged into Facebook. In my feed I saw three pictures of my adorable baby being snuggled by the sitter. Show More Summary

Texas man proves why we don't need bathroom police

As if anti-LGBTQ laws aren't restrictive enough, some people are now taking bathroom-policing into their own hands.  This was the experience of Jessica Rush, a Texas woman who attempted to use a woman's restroom at the Baylor Medical...Show More Summary

10 Snapchat features we wish existed

We here at Mashable are obsessed with Snapchat — the filters, the live stories, and of course, the Discover channels. But of course, it's not perfect. In addition to a confusing, non-intuitive interface — Snapchat makes you work just to find that black drawing tool — there's a lot we wish it had. Show More Summary

Shay Mitchell's top 11 pro tips to help moms (continue to) rule social media

Mashable sat down with Pretty Little Liars actress and social media goddess Shay Mitchell to help teach moms how to become the social media queens of their squads. Here are her top 11 tips You can catch Mitchell in her new movie Mother's Day alongside Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston. Show More Summary

10 brilliant photos that flip your world upside down

Last week, we challenged our Instagram community to experiment with perspective and shoot upside down photos. We saw a handful of creative shots, ranging from flipped cityscapes and sunsets to reflections in puddles The world looks completely different upside down, and these photos prove it. Show More Summary

#Womancard takes aim at Donald Trump's controversial comments

On Tuesday evening, after winning all five primaries at stake, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump took a celebratory swipe at Hillary Clinton's credentials.  “Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. Show More Summary

Spending a lot of time on Facebook and Instagram could be making you depressed, study finds

Anyone who regularly uses social media will have had the experience of feeling envious of the fun their friends all seem to be having. This might especially be the case if you’re sitting at home on a cold wet evening, feeling bored while...Show More Summary

Meet Talkshow, the latest viral app the Internet is freaking out about

Look out, Internet. The new Peach has arrived — and we have Taylor Swift to thank.  A new text messaging app called Talkshow became the buzzy new social platform du jour on Tuesday for its quirky concept: it’s like “texting in public.” The...Show More Summary

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