Building on its use of facial recognition, Facebook has highlighted how it plans to use members' profile pictures as an identification tool to allow their friends to tag them in photos.
A US District Judge, Richard Seeborg, ruled on Monday that Facebook must pay out a total of $20 million over its Sponsored Stories adverts. The settlement is the conclusion to a class action lawsuit brought over two years ago over the social networking giant's use of members' names and pictures without consent.
The Syrian Electronic Army attacked an internet domain name provider today taking down for a short time the websites of The New York Times and Twitter for some users,
Last week Wikileaks released an enormous collection of mysterious 'insurance' data on to the web. The data was released in 3 sizeable torrent files alongside a message asking the people of earth to mirror the data far and wide. But what's in the files?
What do you do if Facebook doesn't take your vulnerability report seriously? This security researcher decided the best way to get Facebook to listen was go right to the top - he hacked Mark Zuckerberg's page.
The service has algorithms that will splice and dice the tweets from your live self, learn as it goes along how to sound something like pre-mortem you, and then take over, one assumes, when the zombie apocalypse renders your fingers a bit spongy.
Foreign Policy magazine ran an article this week that positions Twitter as a recruiter for Al-Qaeda. But isn't the magazine just shooting the messenger?
Hack not lest ye be hacked yourself, says researcher Josh Long. The "Facebook Hacking Site" actually leads hacker-wannabes into receiving premium SMS texts that jack up their phone bills and may also collect login details, he's found.
Snapchat-alike Secret.li promises to control who sees your truly embarrassing Facebook photos and for how long. What could possibly go wrong?