Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse
Twitter on Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service.
Online discussion forums good for well-being, study shows
A new study has found that internet discussion forums have positive links to well-being and are even associated with increased community engagement offline, contrary to a common perception of them being outdated and prone ...
Facebook strips smiles from fake 'like' sellers
Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop.
Zuckerberg sees 'wild' future for virtual reality
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sees a wild future in store for virtual reality.
Foursquare unveils location-based ad service
Location-based social network Foursquare on Tuesday unveiled a new service that aims to deliver targeted ads to customers "based on the places they go in the physical world."
Singapore high school maths problem stumps the Internet
A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore's elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it.
Twitter, YouTube, Instagram work on stealth advertising
The quandary for those who run social media networks is how to make money on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads.
Hacked French TV station admits new 'blunder' over password
French TV5Monde television channel, which suffered a major hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants this week, on Friday admitted an Internet security 'blunder' Thursday during a programme discussing ...
LinkedIn buys education site lynda.com for $1.5 bn
The career social network LinkedIn said Thursday it was buying the online learning site lynda.com in a cash-stock deal valued at $1.5 billion.
French network's broadcasts hacked by group claiming IS ties (Update)
Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group simultaneously blacked out 11 channels of a French global TV network and took over its website and social media accounts on Thursday, in what appeared ...
Smartphones boost US teens' connections
It's not just your imagination: most American teenagers are online or on their smartphones every day, and many are almost continually connected.
Snapchat shows data requests in transparency report
Snapchat, the social network for users who like the security of disappearing messages, released its first transparency report Thursday showing hundreds of requests from US and foreign law enforcement agencies.
Wear your social network
What if your likes and interests on social media were broadcast to the world offline? Would that make it easier for you to make real-world connections with people? That's the idea behind Social Textiles, ...
Researchers aim to safeguard privacy on social networks
At the end of 2014, Facebook reported 1.39 billion monthly active users. In the meantime, 500 million tweets were sent each day on Twitter. Indeed, social networks have come to dominate aspects of our lives. ...