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Sorry, but you just can't erase yourself from the internet

Our data is being collected constantly, and unfortunately, many people don't know exactly what is being tracked our how its being used. Cybersecurity expert Ondrej Krehel explains how escaping the grasps of giant tech companies is a little more complicated that simply deleting your social media accounts.  Read more... Show More Summary

Facebook launches profile picture frame to celebrate International Day of the Girl

It's high time girls around the world got some extra recognition, and Facebook is working to help make that happen. Facebook has created a special profile picture frame in honor of Oct. 11, which marks International Day of the Girl —...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for that awkward VR tour of Puerto Rico

Mark Zuckerberg has apologized, in a Facebook comment, for his recent virtual reality tour of Puerto Rico.  The Facebook CEO used the VR session to discuss Facebook's relief efforts for Puerto Rico, which is recovering from Hurricane...Show More Summary

Australia, where people pick sharks out of pools

Australia might have a lot of sharks, but we try not to mess with them. Not so for Melissa Hatheier from Sydney, Australia, who picked up a one-metre shark from a rock pool and placed it back into the ocean. SEE ALSO: Save animals from...Show More Summary

Hurricane Nate becomes fourth hurricane to hit the U.S. in 6 weeks

Hurricane Nate is here. The storm made its second landfall outside of Biloxi, Mississippi on Sunday morning. It's the first hurricane to do so in that state since Hurricane Katrina, the Associated Press reports.  SEE ALSO: How to prepare...Show More Summary

Download this: Apple Music's Facebook bot suggests songs based on emoji

Facebook and Apple have teamed up to bring a new, emoji-filled music recommendation feature to Facebook Messenger. The Facebook messaging app was updated this week with an Apple Music bot that can recommend songs and playlists basedShow More Summary

PSA: Instagram polls are NOT anonymous

In the latest update for Instagram, the app rolled out a polling feature in its Snapchat clone, which allows a user to ask their followers to vote between two choices. While polls aren't groundbreaking on social media, (Twitter rolled...Show More Summary

Woman Instagrams her catcallers to prove an important point

Anyone who's experienced catcalling knows how uncomfortable the experience can be — but one woman has found a way to bring more attention to it.  Last month, Noa Jansma, a 20 year old from Amsterdam, ran a social experiment where she...Show More Summary

A troll explains why he tweeted a fake 'missing dad' picture from the Las Vegas shooting

It's a sad state of affairs when it has become routine to see hoaxes and fake news doing the rounds during big breaking news stories. And the latest shooting in Las Vegas is no exception.  SEE ALSO: Never believe any breaking reportShow More Summary

Twitter can keep its extra characters, I want to edit tweets

Geez, Twitter, have you not been listening? Yesterday, in an unsolicited act of largess, Twitter doubled the number of tweet characters from 140 to 280 characters for unspecified number of Twitter users. The change was announced by Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. This is exactly what we don’t need. Show More Summary

Looks like Trump hasn't gotten upgraded to 280 characters on Twitter yet. Bless.

We may all be able to take a temporary sigh of relief. When Twitter announced on Tuesday that the platform would be adding an additional 140 characters to tweets — giving users the option to compose 280-character messages in the future...Show More Summary

Stop with the 'sleeping selfie' Instagram pose. We know you're not actually asleep.

Make way, make way. There's a new hot Instagram pose in town.  And it goes by the name #sleepingselfie.  Now, instead of nonchalantly posing with a downward gaze as if you had no idea a photo was being taken of you—a.k.a. the plandid—the...Show More Summary

Put down the glitter. This app adds sparkles to your Instagrams.

Everything in this world needs, nay deserves, sparkles. Be they in glitter, confetti—or thanks to a viral app—digital form.  SEE ALSO: Say hi to Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app ruining Snapchat for teens Step away from the glitter, people. Show More Summary

Snapchat's new sky-changing filters make even boring snaps look cool

Snapchat's just added a new tool that will help even the most boring snaps look a lot cooler. The app introduced a new set of "sky filters," which let you add different effects, like rainbows and sunsets, to photos with skies in them. SEE...Show More Summary

This camera prints out customizable sticker photos

Polaroid created this updated instant camera that lets you save your photos digitally and print multiple copies of your sticker photos to share with friends. Read more... More about Photography, Photos, Mashable Video, Social, and Friends

The internet can't make sense of 'mother!' and it's hilarious

A new film from writer and director Darren Aronofsky, mother!, is confusing audiences expecting a typical horror flick with a heavily symbolic biblical allegory. Read more... More about Entertainment, Movies, Mashable Video, Social Media, and Horror

Facebook is sending Jewish New Year messages to people who aren't Jewish

As much as Facebook ostensibly wants to be your friend, it mostly just wants to be a growing, massive data cache of your life, filled with loads of information about you—some true, some false.  The latest comic evidence: some Facebook...Show More Summary

PSA: Anyone can record and save your snaps forever on iOS 11

Creepers will have a field day with iOS 11, the just-launched update for iPhone and iPad that includes a brand new "screen recording" feature. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad Yeah, that means exactly what you think it does. Show More Summary

Jemele Hill supporters take up the #NaziBucketChallenge

As the fervor over anti-Trump comments made by ESPN's Jemele Hill continuing to grow, her supporters are taking to social media armed with an incendiary hashtag to show solidarity. SEE ALSO: ESPN is now the frontline of the AmericanShow More Summary

Dancing bananas have infiltrated office life and there's no going back

The happy dance is alive and well. It's playing out in delightful loops on our work computer screens. We're talking about the bouncing creatures improving your Slack conversations with their sick moves. Someone finishes a project: Throw...Show More Summary

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