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Yet another new update that has been spotted is the hovercards – the small information box that appears when you hover over a profile name or Facebook page. The hovercards have been upgraded to display the Timeline profile picture along with the cover photo of a user/page when you hover over the name.

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Lately, Facebook has been releasing a lot of new features, including some updates to its existing features. Today, the social networking giant made a post from its Facebook Tips account announcing the introduction emoticons to its desktop chat.

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Twitter has come up with an interesting solution that will simplify and ease the way of reading a user’s tweets. The new feature provides an option to separate the @ replies and non-replies in the Twitter timeline.

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A new hoax message about Vanilla Ice being killed in a car crash is spreading across social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

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Facebook is testing to add a “Call” button below the user’s cover photo on the profile page, right next to the “Message” button. It is said that the motive behind adding this new button is to remind Facebook users that there is a feature something called as video chat and users need to make use of it.

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There is a new hoax message that is spreading across Facebook, and it isn’t any different from the other hoax and spam messages. The new hoax message claims that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apparently “agreed” to donate 50 cents for every “like” a photo gets, eventually helping to raise funds for abused wife “Isabella.” However, none of it is true.

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Earlier this morning a hacker from Russia claimed to have hacked into LinkedIn and managed to steal around 6.46 million hashed passwords, and his fellow hackers have decrypted most of the hashed passwords. LinkedIn, on the other side, took a while to confirm the security breach. In a blog post, nearly after 12 hours, the social media company confirmed that the there was a security breach and “some” passwords were stolen.

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Yet another security problem that LinkedIn users could face. A user in a Russian forum claims to have hacked into LinkedIn, and has leaked a 118 MB hash file containing passwords of more than 6.4 million LinkedIn users. The user uploaded the file on the Russian forum and his fellow mates are trying to decrypt the hash file.

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One of the biggest problems with Facebook is users inevitably spread messages that look controversial, but are baseless and have nothing in common with reality. A “Facebook privacy notice” has gone viral on the social networking site indicating that anyone can infringe on your right to privacy, since Facebook recently became a publicly traded company.

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The best place to instantly spread rumors and hoax messages is Facebook. The social networking giant’s “Share” and “Like” buttons are so powerful that they are enough to spread a message to nearly thousands of people in no time. Sometimes they’re so powerful, controversial hoax messages are gifted with eternal life. That is, they never stop spreading.

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A new scam message is reportedly been spreading on Facebook, where users are enticed to click on a link which promises to show them a video of a snake eating a man. Although the message has been flagged as a scam, many users on Facebook are still clicking on the scam link, which then automatically “likes” and “shares” it on their Facebook Timeline.

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Facebook has announced a new feature that will enable users to try out games directly within the News Feed. Facebook calls the new feature as “Feed Gaming,” which enables developers to create a short demo of their game that users can play when they see it mentioned in News Feed and Timeline.

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A new scam message is spreading across the social networking giant Facebook, where users are asked to verify their Facebook account before the 1st of June. Failing to do so will force the Facebook team to “terminate” the account. The message indicates that the process of verification is done in order to avoid scams under the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

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Facebook is testing a new design for the Timeline feature, in which the user’s information like name, occupation, education, and location are placed on top of the cover photo, while the carousel of thumbnail images which include, “Summary”, friends, photos, and others are placed right below the cover photo.

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According to the latest figures from StatCounter, for the first time ever, Google Chrome has become one of the most popular Web browsers worldwide, surpassing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Chrome has taken an overall lead with 32.76 percent share, while IE has drastically dipped to 31.94 percent.

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