Court rules Facebook must turn over sex video data

2015-06-26 07:46

Facebook must turn over any information it possesses that could help a young woman find out who published a sex video of her without her consent, a court has ruled.

Facebook reveals new security tool

2015-06-24 13:24

Facebook announced it has been using a new security tool to help detect and remove malicious software for its users.

ISIS teen said to be UK's youngest suicide bomber

2015-06-14 22:30

A 17-year-old who left northern England to join Islamic State is reported to have become Britain's youngest suicide bomber when he blew himself up in a car in northern Iraq.

Twitter fans pay tribute to departing CEO

2015-06-12 15:08

As Twitter Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo's departure was cheered by stockholders, his fans struck a different note.

Twitter targets on-phone apps with new tool

2015-06-12 06:59

Twitter has launched a tool that takes into account what apps are on a smartphone or tablet when targeting pitches for other mini-programs people might want.

Facebook lite launched for emerging markets

2015-06-06 13:29

The social network rolled out a new Android app for its social media service that uses less data and runs faster in regions with spotty connections.

How to protect kids from online bullies

2015-06-02 13:10

With the exponential growth in internet access and services, children face an increasing risk from cyber bullies while parents remain unaware, says an international survey.

Periscope spreads to Android smartphones

2015-05-27 09:14

Twitter has launched its Periscope application on Android-powered devices as the battle for live-streaming video heats up.

Education dept takes online child kidnapping threat seriously

2015-05-26 08:06

An online threat that children will be kidnapped will be taken seriously, the education department says.

Obama tweets, and a million follow

2015-05-19 07:56

US President Barack Obama has sent his first tweet from his very own account on Twitter, quickly amassing a million followers in five hours.


Facebook allows phone number sign up for Messenger

2015-06-25 09:04

Facebook has enabled users without an account to sign up for its Messenger app with a phone number.

Twitter to let users follow live events

2015-06-21 10:41

Twitter will start curating tweets on live events, the micro-blogging service said, as it plans major changes to make its real-time news feed more user friendly.

YouTube to launch app, site dedicated to gaming

2015-06-12 21:32

YouTube has unveiled plans to launch an app and site dedicated to gaming ahead of E3.

Twitter CEO Costolo to quit amid slump

2015-06-12 08:06

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is surrendering his post, handing the reins back to co-founder Jack Dorsey as the popular service struggles to boost its ranks of users.

Facebook declares UEFA social media victory

2015-06-08 11:52

In the ongoing battle for eyeballs between social media giants, Facebook has declared a victory after the UEFA final.

More lottery woes

2015-06-05 21:06

More downed lottery terminals have got players fuming on social media sites, according to reports.

Social media not the marketing 'gold standard'

2015-05-27 11:08

New media technologies like social media have not lived up to the promise of brand engagement, says a local expert.

Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size

2015-05-27 07:56

Data from smartphones and Twitter can accurately show the size of a crowd, helping first responders in an emergency, a study has said.

Internet shaming could land you in jail

2015-05-21 09:35

While the rise of social media makes it easy to shame people publicly, it could place you at odds with the law, says a legal expert.

Facebook accused of trampling on privacy

2015-05-15 14:16

Facebook tramples on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodges questions from national regulators, Belgium's privacy watchdog has said.

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