A Thai man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of "posting messages and pictures defaming the monarchy" on Facebook. The three decade sentence is actually half of the original punishment of 60 years.
The FBI has found that certain Twitter activity could provide evidence and clues regarding support for illegal activities, and now, retweeting the Islamic State group or other known terrorists could land you in prison.
MyTape is a new social video app for iOS that lets you shoot awesome videos, follow people, and watch what’s happening around you. It’s pretty similar to Twitter’s live-streaming app, Periscope, so it will be interesting to see if this app takes off.
It's well known that police departments have for a long time been using social media sites to help them track down criminals, though recently published court filings in San Francisco reveal that the department there employs its very own "Instagram officer."
Facebook obtained an updated patent on Tuesday that will allow lenders to analyze borrowers' social connections and offer or deny loans accordingly. Of course, Facebook may not ever use this option, especially if the FTC disputes its validity.
YouTube has announced it's doing away with the infamous "301 view" threshold on popular videos. It'll move to a more accurate system -- a system better at distinguishing legitimate views from illegitimate ones -- soon.
Facebook has been pushing into video in a big way recently, so it's kind of surprising it's taken the company this long to roll out a Periscope-like streaming feature. "Live" launched on Wednesday, though there is a catch: only celebs can live stream.
On Wednesday, the hashtag #Endfgm trended on Twitter, with global users celebrating the recent announcement by Somali Minister of Women's Human Rights Sahro Samatar to raise awareness surrounding the horrors of female genital mutilation.
Want everyone in the room to see the picture you just took? Slide lets you share images with strangers via Bluetooth. There are no contacts in the app. You can just push photos to anyone you want who is within 200 feet of you.
Instagram flipped the switch on its new Ads API this week, making it much easier for businesses to advertise on the service. As a user, you'll likely notice a gradual increase in the number of ads, though Instagram will be careful to keep users on side.