Twitter shares sink to historic low on weak user data (Update)
Twitter shares plummeted to their lowest level since the company's November Wall Street debut after the company added fewer new users than expected.
Confide off-the-record app comes to Android
Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip
Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day—to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanning
Hand scanning has become an alternative payment method for people in a city in southern Sweden, researchers at Lund University said Monday.
Twitter's Vine adds private messaging
Twitter-owned Vine said Thursday it was adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.
US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest
In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government.
Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks (Update)
Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
US police phone-tracking accords often kept secret (Update)
Police across the U.S. may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they are refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring ...
Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire (Update 5)
Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress ...
Google toughens security with Gmail encryption (Update)
Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service would use encryption to thwart snooping, in the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about US surveillance programs.
Crackdown hits popular China messaging platform WeChat
Chinese Internet giant Tencent has shut several accounts on its popular instant messaging platform WeChat, users said Friday, in what appeared to be part of a broader government crackdown on political content.
Chinese messaging service shuts politics accounts
A popular Chinese instant messaging service has removed at least 40 accounts with content about political, economic and legal issues in a possible sign communist authorities are tightening control over discussion of sensitive ...
Alibaba buying media company ChinaVision for $804M
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is expanding into media by acquiring control of a Hong Kong film and television company, ChinaVision, for $804 million.
Meet the new old thing—mobile messaging
When it comes to online communication, the big thing these days is mobile messaging.