Definitely a stupid way to land yourself in jail, a Los Angeles man thought it would be an absolutely brilliant idea to ask for retweets from his Twitter followers by promising violence as the payoff.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he called President Obama to express is "frustration" over NSA surveillance. In a post, Zuckerberg said the US government is a "a threat" to a free and open Internet.
As part of its efforts to install malware on “millions” of computers worldwide, the National Security Agency impersonated Facebook to trick targets into downloading malicious code.
In an effort to make its service increasingly attractive to advertisers, Twitter is testing a click-to-call button in sponsored tweets enabling users to quickly and easily respond to ads offering, for example, special deals at places like restaurants.
While the vast majority of Twitter accounts are public, an owner of an account can 'protect' it by approving or rejecting individuals requesting to follow. It now appears that for several months a bug left some of these protected accounts exposed.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told the crowd at SXSW 2014 that better encryption tools are the best way to limit mass government surveillance, and called on the techologists in attendance to help create these tools.
Facebook is footing the bill for a patrolman to operate near the site of its new Menlo Park campus — a welcome boost for the local community or a worrying precedent for privately funded cops?
All of the information that could expose us to a harsh world, just as Nakamoto is now exposed, is out there, waiting for life to make it valuable to anyone who wants to exploit it.
Livr wants to be the go-to social network for drinkers. You can't gain access to it, though, unless you fail a breathalyzer test. In other words: the sober need not apply.
People who like their porn in six-second loops will be disappointed to hear that Twitter-owned Vine has banned sexually explicit content from its app. Violators will have their account suspended until they remove the offending content, the company said.
Spotify announced that it plans to acquire The Echo Nest, a self-proclaimed "music intelligence company," for an undisclosed amount of money. While The Echo Nest will seemingly continue to operate independently, time will tell how long that will last.
In a blockbuster new report, Newsweek claims to have unmasked the identity of 'Satoshi Nakamoto,' the creator of Bitcoin. His real name? Satoshi Nakamoto. But the Bitcoin community isn't happy with Newsweek and its reporter.
Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani has been talking about his company's recent acquisition of instant messaging app Viber, saying he plans to grow its user base to two billion in the coming years.
Following campaigns by a number of lobby groups, Facebook on Wednesday announced new measures to change the way firearms are advertised and sold on the social networking site, as well as on Instagram.
Yahoo plans to stop allowing users of its services to sign in with their Facebook or Google ID credentials. So, what happens to all the account data currently associated with Facebook and Google logins?