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US indicts 13 Russian nationals for alleged election tampering

Today, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that a federal jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals on charges of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to defraud the US. The charges……


Google plans Snapchat-esque stories for mobile search results

Assuming you have a basic understanding of social media and haven’t been living under a rock for the last year, you’re going to be familiar with “Stories” — full screen displays of content that you can swipe or tap through, which are availabl……


Instagram tests screenshot warnings for Stories

Instagram is borrowing another feature from Snapchat, although this is one you’ll definitely appreciate if you value your privacy. The social site has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing a screenshot warning system for Stories. If you’……


Snapchat brings Snap Map to the web

Last year, Snapchat released Snap Map, collections of public Stories laid out on a map so you can check out what your pals are up to or see if anything interesting is happening nearby. Now, Snapchat has made the map viewable on the web. Whethe……


Snapchat swaps mess for money

Snap Inc. took a major risk when it completely redesigned Snapchat a few months ago — it’s no secret that people don’t like change. But the company, after constantly struggling to add new users since going public last February, decided it nee……


Instagram test lets some share other users’ posts in Stories

Instagram is currently testing a feature that would let users share others’ posts in their Stories, TechCrunch reports. It’s only being tested with a small number of Instagram users and there’s no guarantee that it will see a full rollout, but……


Instagram lets you skip the photos with text-only Stories

Instagram is a photo- and video-centric social network by its very nature, but that doesn’t mean you always want to share images along with your thoughts. And now, you don’t have to. The service is releasing a Type Mode for Stories that, as th……


Ads in Instagram Stories are about to get worse

More ads are coming to Instagram. This time, the photo-minded social network is upping the amount brands can put into Stories. Now, instead of one photo or video in an advertiser’s Story, there can be up to three. Coca-Cola, movie studio Param……


Twitter may copy Snapchat to make video sharing easier

Poor Snapchat. Everything it does gets copied by everyone from Facebook to Skype to Google and now Twitter seems to be on the Snapchat-aping bandwagon. Bloomberg reports that the company is working on a feature that will make it easier for use……


Instagram Stories harness the power of Giphy for animated stickers

You don’t need to use another app to put GIF stickers all over your pictures before uploading them to Instagram Stories anymore. Next time you add a photo or a video to your story, you’ll find a new GIF option within the usual sticker menu acc……