Facebook stock hits all-time highs

2014-07-24 21:00

Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

2014-07-23 19:06

New social networks, Bubblews and Bonzo Me, promise to reward people with money as well as 'likes' for their posts.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

Journal regrets handling of Facebook study

2014-07-04 09:21

The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two US universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled.

UK regulator probes Facebook over psychological experiment

2014-07-02 08:32

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 15:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:28

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Military brass investigate Facebook dating scam

2014-06-30 07:43

Australian and New Zealand authorities are investigating whether the identities of top military officers are being used in an international Facebook dating scam.

Facebook still tops among US teens

2014-06-25 07:36

A report has showed that Facebook is still by far the most popular among US teens despite the rise of new apps and services.

We're sorry for outage, says Facebook

2014-06-19 12:37

Facebook has apologised for the brief outage that the social networking website experienced.


Here are a selection of the best internet memes that happened when Facebook users worldwide were unable to access their accounts for around 30 minutes.

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Facebook launches Snapchat-like app

2014-06-18 07:50

Facebook has released a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.

Facebook wins victory in patent case

2014-06-14 13:52

Facebook successfully defended itself against a lawsuit that claimed the social media company infringed on patents held by a Dutch programmer who launched a website called "Surfbook".

Dumb Facebook dares cause death

2014-06-13 14:47

French police are warning young people about the dangers of a dare spreading on Facebook that has left a young man dead and another severely injured.

CIA uncovers sense of humour in debut tweet

2014-06-07 22:09

For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA's debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humour.

Social media boost sales

2014-06-03 16:40

The rise of social media brings a new dynamic to the sales environment- expert.

Alarm over Facebook 'block' in Thailand

2014-05-28 14:01

Facebook users in coup-rattled Thailand have reacted with alarm after experiencing widespread problems accessing the social networking site, but the junta quickly denied imposing a block.

Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

2014-05-27 13:50

A judge in Iran has ordered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy.

Twitter censors content in Pakistan

2014-05-23 18:05

Microblogging site Twitter has blocked dozens of tweets and accounts in Pakistan after officials asked for access to blasphemous and unethical content to be stopped.

Video game giant sues virtual reality maker Oculus

2014-05-22 09:39

US video game giant ZeniMax Media has said it is suing virtual reality headgear star Oculus VR, recently bought by Facebook.

Facebook to roll out 'I'm a Voter' feature

2014-05-20 12:43

Facebook plans to offer versions of the "I'm a Voter" feature around the world for a slate of national elections this year

Internet abuzz as Mark Zuckerberg turns 30

2014-05-15 09:40

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been branded all grown-up on his 30th birthday triggering a barrage of online accolades and playful barbs.

FTC says Snapchat deceived customers

2014-05-09 13:45

Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages and that it collected users' contacts without telling them.


Facebook strikes gold with mobile

2014-07-24 06:32

Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business has helped drive a 61% increase in revenue, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to a record high.

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die

2014-07-17 11:59

A group of influential US lawyers has the answer to the question of what would happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies.

Social media - are you in?

2014-07-05 05:45

Andrew Marshall takes a look at the social media figures SA as at the end of last year and wonders who can afford not to use it.

Facebook: We never meant to upset you

2014-07-03 11:29

Facebook's attempt to manipulate its users during a psychological study was "poorly communicated", the social media giant's chief operating officer has said.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-07-01 05:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:38

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook toys with your emotions

2014-06-30 14:00

Facebook manipulated news feeds to study and control almost 700,000 users’ emotions.

Facebook manipulated users' emotions in secret study

2014-06-29 21:35

A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of about 700 000 users to study "emotional contagion" has prompted anger on social media.

Tech Tips: Facebook ads, tracking and you

2014-06-20 09:39

If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook - your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. Here's how to stop it - sort of.

Facebook down for South Africans

2014-06-19 10:32

Facebook appears to be down for South Africans, as access to the social network is unavailable for many.

Facebook hints at SA office

2014-06-17 12:02

Rumours are rife that Facebook is planning to open up an office in South Africa, but are they true and if so, why now? Fin24 finds out.

Frenchman dead in Facebook dare

2014-06-13 22:29

French police have warned youth against a Facebook dare after one dies and another is injured for life.

Facebook offers users control on ads viewed

2014-06-12 21:21

Facebook will begin allowing users more information about the ads delivered to them, and to block marketing messages they don't want to see.

Algerian jailed for filming police 'theft'

2014-06-10 19:50

Algeria has jailed a man for two years for posting a video of policemen stealing in the desert region of Ghardaia, during ethnic violence that erupted late last year.

Facebook buys Finland's Pryte

2014-06-03 19:08

Facebook has agreed to buy the Finnish-based tech startup Pryte, which enables smartphone users to purchase mobile data on demand, the companies announced.

Zuckerberg pumps cash into local schools

2014-05-30 12:00

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has put out word late that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are pumping $120m into San Francisco Bay Area schools.

Facebook helps find kidnapped newborn

2014-05-28 09:23

The mother of a day-old infant snatched from a Quebec hospital says she's grateful to the group of people who hunted down the alleged kidnapper thanks to a Facebook post.

Govt: Don't be tricked by fake social media accounts

2014-05-27 05:00

People following developments in government via social media should do so through authentic accounts linked to departments' websites, an official says.

Facebook shift steps up privacy for new users

2014-05-23 08:29

Facebook has unveiled a change to its privacy policy aimed at limiting the data shared by new users who may be unfamiliar with the huge social network.

Facebook giving smartphone app an ear for music

2014-05-21 22:35

Facebook says its mobile application will be getting an ear for music, as well as for film or television show sound tracks.

Facebook feature lets friends get nosey

2014-05-20 09:41

New "ask" buttons popping up in profiles on Facebook let people inquire about omitted information such as whether they are in romantic relationships or where they live.

Social media key for terror groups - study

2014-05-14 21:36

Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks.

Obama popular in tech world, policies less so

2014-05-09 12:40

Silicon Valley recoil at government's data-gathering tactics yet, President Obama remains a popular political figure among wealthy tech leaders who continue to support the Democratic Party.

SA takes to Facebook over voting

2014-05-07 14:57

South Africans have posted pictures and declared their excitement at casting their votes in the general election on Facebook.

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