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Timehop Hit With Worrying Breach of 21 Million Users’ Personal Data

Timehop, an app that reminds social media users about posts from their past, has disclosed that it suffered a major security breach on July 4. According to the company, 21 million users had some form of personal data stolen. Attackers were also able to retrieve access tokens that would have enabled them to view users’ posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Foursquare. Read More >>

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Let’s Go Round Again: Why Facebook On This Day Loves Our Old Freshers’ Week Photos

"Nostalgia - it's delicate, but potent. It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn't a spaceship, it's a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards... it takes us to a place where we ache to go again.” Read More >>

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Facebook’s New Timehop-Like Feature Shows You What You Did a Year Ago

You may have thought Facebook couldn't become any more of an artificial orgy of nostalgia than it already is, but if today's new test feature takes hold, get ready to wallow like you've never wallowed before. Very much in the vein of Twitter's Timehop, Facebook now wants to remind you of everything you and your thousand acquaintances were doing exactly one year ago on any given day. We were so young. Read More >>

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Read All the Haunting Texts You Sent a Year Ago

TimeHop is a curious thing—it's the purest form of the stupid Internet faux nostalgia phenomenon. But it's also a lot of mindless, sentimental fun, a snapshot of your (digital) life a year ago. Now it reads your texts. Read More >>

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The New Internet Will Make You Sad Forever

The web used to be about other people. IMing your friend, emailing your wife, a chatroom with other guinea pig enthusiasts. Now it's turning around. Information is becoming less important than emotion—the web is an empty nostalgia factory. Read More >>