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Woman to wed twin’s killer

A woman plans to marry the convicted killer of her twin sister. Victor Cingolani is serving a 13-year sentence for murdering girlfriend Johana Casas, a fashion model, in August 2010, but insists he is innocent and planned to marry her twin yesterday in his prison in Santa Cruz Province. Cingolani said in a TV interview on Thursday that he and 22-year-old fiancee Edith Casas had been granted permission to wed in a civil registry in town, but decided to do it in jail instead to avoid a media circus. The mother of the twins, Marcelina Orellana, has vowed to do everything she can to prevent Edith from going ahead with the nuptials. Casas insisted that Cingolani was unjustly convicted, saying he “is a guy who would not hurt a fly. He did not kill her.” Another man, Marcos Diaz, who had also gone out with Johana, is also doing time over the killing.


Twitter offers tweet record

Twitter is offering its more than 200 million users a chance to keep a digital scrapbook of all their tweets. The tool, announced this week, is designed to make it easier for people to review all their activity on Twitter’s trend-setting messaging service. When it is available, the downloading option will appear at the bottom of each user’s settings menu. Twitter, which is based in San Francisco, said it may take a several weeks, or even months, before everyone gets the feature. After a records request is made, users will receive an e-mail on how to download their personal archive. For Twitter’s earliest users, the records date back to 2006 when Twitter started.


Instagram quells outcry

Instagram has abandoned wording in its new terms-of-service agreement that sparked outcry from users who were concerned it meant their photographs could appear in advertisements. In a blog post late on Thursday, the popular mobile photo-sharing service says it has reverted to language in the advertising section of its terms of service that appeared when it was launched in October 2010. Instagram is now owned by Facebook and maintains that it would like to experiment with different forms of advertising to make money. Its blog post says that it will now ask users’ permission to introduce possible ad products only after they are fully developed.

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