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?
As has become customary following big events, Twitter has released a bunch of stats focusing on activity on the microblogging site during Sunday night's Oscars ceremony. The data also shows how Ellen DeGeneres' record-breaking tweet spread across the Web.
There are so many dating sites out there that it can be hard to find one that fits your needs. We compiled a list of the best dating sites so you can spend less time searching and more time meeting people.
Facebook is reportedly in talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace over a possible acquisition. It's believed the New Meixico-based company can help Facebook with its plan to bring affordable Internet access to locations around the world.
Twitter has apologized after mistakenly sending out emails to an unknown number of users late Monday telling them their account may have been hacked. No security breach had taken place, Twitter said, though affected users still have to change their password.
Patrick Snay's relationship with his daughter is probably a little frosty just now. Y'see, a Facebook post bragging about her dad's $80,000 lawsuit settlement was deemed proof that he broke a confidentiality clause, resulting in the payment being canceled.
BlackBerry has announced a number of new features set to arrive with the next version of its BBM messaging app, including photo-sharing in group chats and larger file transfers. Meanwhile, competitor Viber says it intends to launch on BB10.
The Oscars and Ellen DeGeneres made Twitter history Sunday night when one of her tweets containing a star-studded selfie received more than two million retweets, smashing the previous record set by Obama on Election Day in 2012.
Yelp's just posted a crowd-sourced 'Top 100 Places To Eat' list on its site, offering food lovers some new ideas on places to eat. Seafood eatery Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, tops the tasty-looking chart.
Facebook has announced a subtle expansion to the type of stories it shows users in News Feed this week: when a page tags the page of something you like, that story may pop up in your News Feed. “Now, when a Page tags another Page, we may show the post…
British spies may have naked pictures of you. That's according to the latest Snowden doc reports, which show that the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency covertly collected snapshots of millions of Yahoo users’ video chats between 2008 and 2010.
Qplay, the video-curation device from the co-creators of TiVo is now available in beta for $49. However, the device will have to contend with some serious competition in the cord-cutter marketplace, including Mohu's new Channels device. Click to find out…
Twitter has struck a deal with in-theater advertising firm National CineMedia to bring short ad-based shows featuring tweets and Vines to the silver screen. The 60-second pre-movie segments are due to start appearing in theaters this summer.
Anti-gun groups lobby Facebook and Instagram for tighter rules. Even though selling guns isn't allowed on those services, it happens frequently; we easily found guns for sale on both platforms.
Love taking selfies with your buddies? So do head lice, apparently, as it's a wonderful chance for the wingless insects to up sticks and begin a new life (in someone else's hair), so says a lice expert.
Likely pushing more focus into the mobile space and the recent messaging acquisition, Facebook is putting the email system once called Project Titan to bed and will now use simple forwarding instead.
Mark Zuckerberg talked about Internet.org and WhatsApp at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here are the highlights from his conversation with David Kirkpatrick.
There's never a good time for a service to go down, but coming just days after Facebook paid $19 billion for it, WhatsApp's outage Saturday afternoon really couldn't have happened at a worse time.
A small number of Facebook users have been given access to a new "Highlights" feed being tested by the platform — it cuts out the trivial postings to focus on the major updates from your friends.
The big question: What will happen to WhatsApp user privacy now that the messaging service is owned by Facebook, a company that has repeatedly brushed privacy concerns into the background?