Computers using digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family
A new study, published today in the journal PNAS, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with t ...
Austria court throws out Facebook privacy class action suit
An Austrian court has rejected a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches, saying it lacks jurisdiction to decide the matter, court officials said on Wednesday.
Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think.
Facebook reveals new security tool
Facebook announced Tuesday it has been using a new security tool to help detect and remove malicious software for users of the world's biggest social network.
Researcher uncovers inherent biases of big data collected from social media sites
With every click, Facebook, Twitter and other social media users leave behind digital traces of themselves, information that can be used by businesses, government agencies and other groups that rely on "big ...
With revamped app, news to be at core of Apple
Apple is diving deeper into the news business with a new application that could make the US tech giant a key industry player.
Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism
People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according ...
Protest activity can be predicted by social media, study finds
High levels of social media activity can be used to forecast increases in protest participation – but successful prediction may depend on location, a study has found.
Facebook not an information bubble, researchers conclude
Social media networks like Facebook are not putting users in an ideological information bubble, despite fears to the contrary, a new research report said Thursday.
Oculus virtual reality headsets set to ship in 2016
Oculus, the virtual reality firm acquired by Facebook last year, said Wednesday it would begin shipping its Oculus Rift headset to consumers early next year after years of development.
Facebook opens up Internet.org after neutrality flap
Facebook said Monday it was opening up Internet.org, which provides connectivity to people in developing nations, to outside applications following a controversy over its limited set of online services.
Re-inventing the mailing list is one way to reduce email stress
We all feel it—that panicked sensation when we check our inbox and see the deluge of emails awaiting our attention. The average person receives upwards of 150 emails a day, and it often seems like no amount ...
Facebook rolls out video calls on Messenger
Facebook on Monday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world.
Hello? Facebook launches phone-calling app for Android
Hello? Anyone there? Facebook unveiled a new voice-calling app for Android phones on Wednesday, the same day that its WhatsApp messaging service introduced voice-calling for iOS devices.