Power Ventures lured Facebook users into handing over access to their contact lists, then spammed everyone they knew with emails urging them to join their site. Now that Facebook has won its five-year legal battle, has it earned back some trust?
Facebook wants to PayPal-ishly handle some aspects of online payment to make our mobile checkouts simpler, but would you trust it with your credit card details?
A coalition of US groups that advocate for teenagers is crying foul over proposed changes to Facebook policy that would rubber-stamp the use of teenagers' names, images and personal information to endorse products in advertisements.
Rehtaeh Parsons killed herself after allegedly being gang-raped and suffering cyberbullying when photos of the alleged attack went viral. The dating company has since gone offline, and its Facebook account has been shuttered.
Research from the University of Vienna has found that 48.3% of those who left Facebook did so because of concerns over privacy.
A One Direction Twitter troll played a puerile prank by threatening to purée her pets if the band didn't follow her on Twitter.
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Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?
Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!
Privacy groups have asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block some of Facebook's proposed policy changes.
This request comes amid concerns over how user information is employed in advertising across the social network.
Yesterday an article posted online suggested that putting photos and other information about your children on the internet was "robbing [them] of a digital adulthood that’s free of bias and presupposition". Then another article hit back, arguing that social media is a way of bringing fractured communities together again. But what do you think?
Last month we gave you five tips to make your Facebook account safer. Here's five more tips, including how to block a person or app, how to get a one-time password to login securely from a public computer and how to stop search engines from indexing your profile.
The combination of Twitter's short messages, high volumes and "always logged in" style of use makes abusive Tweets a real problem.
Now, thanks to a public pressure petition, it's easier to do something about it. Paul Ducklin shows you how...