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Web Exclusive: Twitter rolls out new photo editor app

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(CNN/CBS) - Twitter has rolled out its own library of retro filters for its Android and iPhone apps.   This comes as the social media site said it lost the ability to display images from the Facebook-owned Instagram. 

Twitter has eight filters, including desaturated, black and white and high contrast.  There are also auto-adjust and cropping options.  Twitter first added the ability to include images in tweets a year and a half ago.

If you have an Android device, the updated twitter app is available now in the Google play store.  It is coming soon to Apple's app store.

Kid-friendly smartphone apps can collect a child's personal information.  The federal trade commission is warning parents to be aware.  The agency wants mobile phone app developers and phone companies to make it easier for parents to control privacy features.

According to an FTC report, a large number of apps collect kids' personal data and share it with third parties.  By using the information collected through mobile devices, companies could potentially develop detailed profiles about children, without a parent's knowledge or consent. The FTC is investigating whether mobile app developers are violating the children's online privacy protection act or are engaging in unfair or deceptive business practices.

Employees at Random House are seeing green, thanks to "Fifty Shades of Grey."  Every worker at the publishing company will receive a $5-thousand dollar bonus this year after the trilogy sold more than 35 million copies.

Starbucks lovers who missed out on the coffee chain's limited-edition gift cards can now find them on eBay, but for much more money than what they are worth.

On Friday, the company sold five-thousand stainless steel gift cards online that went for $450-dollars each.  It sold out in six minutes.  The gift cards are loaded with $400-dollars in Starbucks credit.  By Monday, dozens were selling on eBay for hundreds of dollars more than face value. One was claimed Saturday after a winning bid of almost $11-hundred dollars!

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