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…
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.
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.
Facebook is changing the way it deals with dead users. Now, family members can request a "Look Back" video for their lost loved ones, and privacy settings will remain the same.
Twitter is politically polarized, according to the Pew Research Center and Social Media Research Foundation.
Ever wonder which bad words get the most action on Twitter? Researchers studied how we swear on social media, citing a stressful week as one reason. The most popular word? It's one we can't say, but you've probably guessed.
Facebook must comply with privacy rules in Germany, a Berlin court ruled this week, even if Facebook has an established presence in the European Union. This may have big implications for data protection rules in Europe.
Amid protests, it appears Venezuela is blocking images on Twitter. Activists say this image blocking is part of a larger censorship plan to quell the unrest. Twitter told the AP that images were, in fact, being blocked.
LinkedIn has "retired" its barely-three-months-old iPhone app, LinkedIn Intro. LinkedIn says it wants to focus on other projects, but the real reasoning may be because of Intro's invasive nature, as how critics have described the app.
Facebook now lets users edit their "Look Back" videos, so people embarrassed by a particular photo or trying to purge evidence of an ex can rest easy. However, the alternative photos offered as options may not be any better than what the algorithm picks.
A grieving father asked Facebook to make him a "Look Back" video for his dead son. His plea went viral and Facebook responded in an unexpected way: they said yes.
Twitter published its transparency reports today, along with a blog post taking a stand against the current U.S. policy on releasing information. Twitter wrote that the government's current restrictions violate the First Amendment
Twitter gave its first earnings call today as a newly public company. Unfortunately, revealing its revenue didn't inspire investors: stock fell dramatically, around 17 percent over the course of the day.
Facebook decided to share security software it developed to protect its Android app from malware, which encrypts the data stores on MicroSD cards used by phones and tablets. The decision to open-source is good news for other developers.
Who needs teens? Even as Facebook's grasp on youth loosens, the company is finding ways to reinvent itself on smartphones and tablets. And after years of failure, it's finally working.