Facebook has once again overhauled its privacy controls, this time adding what's akin to a privacy panic button to the top of users' screens. The button, along with other changes being announced yesterday, is intended to minimize unpleasant surprises for Facebook users (such as the boss seeing embarrassing photos they incorrectly thought were removed) with more visible reminders to be vigilant about tending to privacy settings....
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From The Washington Post
Twitter announced it's stepping into the photo-sharing business with a new editing tool that allows mobile photographers to enhance, crop and apply filters to their snaps. It's a direct shot against Instagram, formerly a close Twitter partner. The two companies have hit a rough patch since Instagram was purchased by Facebook earlier this year. On Sunday, Instagram pulled the ability to preview photos taken with its software on Twitter. With Twitter's new tool, filtered photos appear on users’ Twitter streams along with short captions. Users can also edit a picture from their phone's library to share over the micro-blogging service.