Math student detects OAuth, OpenID security vulnerability
Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality (Update 3)
Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friends' lives.
Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
From tsunami lifeline to listing, Line sends message to chat rivals
A messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Line is moving towards a possible dual listing in Tokyo and New York as it jostles for space in an increasingly crowded and ...
Online phishers are 'farcing' your brains out
"Phishers," the crafty perps who scam us via email, are trolling social media sites to steal vast amounts of personal data and then use it to fleece us.
Big like and donation from Facebook inject mozjpeg 2.0
Microsoft to pass Yahoo in ad revenues, says survey
Microsoft is expected to overtake Yahoo for the first time in digital advertising revenues, a research firm said Tuesday.
Young women with sexy social media photos seen as less competent, study finds
Girls and young women who post sexy or revealing photos on social media sites such as Facebook are viewed by their female peers as less physically and socially attractive and less competent to perform tasks, ...
Mathematical model illustrates our online 'copycat' behavior
Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Limerick, and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying ...
Science journal says Facebook experiment 'a concern'
The scientific journal that published a controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation said Thursday it was concerned that the company did not follow scientific ethics and principles of informed consent.
Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study (Update 2)
Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.
UK says cyber-spies monitor Facebook, Google use
The U.K.'s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain's top counterterrorism ...
'Emotional contagion' sweeps Facebook
When it hasn't been your day – your week, your month, or even your year – it might be time to turn to Facebook friends for a little positive reinforcement. According to a new study by social scientists at Cornell, the ...
Facebook emotions can be 'viral' but aren't very contagious, study finds
Does reading a friend's happy post on Facebook make you happier? This seems to be the case, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) today – we may well be ...