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Should Your Uber Driver Know Exactly Where You Are? They Could Soon

5-30ub“Where are you? I’m outside. Do you see me? Where should I meet you?” These kinds of frustrating calls with your Uber driver could be a thing of the past. Today Uber updated its privacy policy, saying it will now ask to pull people’s exact location while the app is running in the foreground or background.

You’ll have to decide whether that’s helpful or creepy.

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Pinterest Adds A Few Tools To Integrate More Easily With Squarespace

5-27PinSquarespace users this afternoon will get a set of tools that will enable them to more easily publish their content to Pinterest and gather data about the traffic those pins are driving to their site.

Previously, adding Pinterest tools like the Pin It button would require a small amount of code added directly to the site, but the new integration has built it into the user interface of the site’s settings. Squarespace is often used to quickly get a site up and running, and that’s of particular interest to businesses that need an online presence but may not have someone technically savvy enough to build a richer website.

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Marauder's Map, a Facebook stalker's dream, gets the axe

5-29FBMMarauder's Map, a Chrome extension that showed your Facebook friends' exact physical whereabouts, was officially axed on Thursday.

Harvard computer science major Aran Khanna, an incoming Facebook intern, announced he had created Marauder's Map in a Medium post earlier this week. For a time, users who downloaded the Chrome extension gained access to a map that precisely pinpointed the location of their friends on a map that popped up in Facebook on desktop. The caveat: Facebook friends also needed to be Messenger users, since the app tracks user locations by default.

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A Peek Inside How Facebook Decides What Goes Into Your News Feed

5-29fb1There’s nothing more central to Facebook, literally, than its news feed, the middle column of posted stories from friends and business connections, or on the smartphone, the only column. Besides serving as the key place where ads run, it’s what makes people keep coming back to Facebook–though all too often they wonder why the heck they got this viral video post when their sister’s post got lost in the scrolling depths.

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15 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Who Built Careers Around Their Passions and Social Media

5-29entHave you heard this advice before: “Follow your passions!” “Do what you love!”?

And have you thought, what if my passions are my hobbies? Things that I could never be paid for?

For some, the advice to “do what you love” seems possible only if you have a passion for things like finance or accounting or coding. Well, I’ve been happy to find that it’s possible to follow your passions into a career, no matter what those passions may be. With social media, you now have a platform to do what you love—and to make a career out of it.

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