Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted.
A new social media has become a phenomenon among kids and teens, thanks to its ability for users to remain anonymous. But law enforcement and parents worry the anonymity of the Yik Yak app is leading to cyberbullying and threats of violence.
WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users’ conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.
Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.
Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.
Social media may be behind the sudden popularity of a park in the East Bay. Visitors are scaling Mission Peak in Fremont by the hundreds, and nearly all of them snapping a selfie with the totem at the top.
Facebook is testing a “Buy” button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world’s biggest online social network.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2683 on Tuesday, repealing a law that made it a misdemeanor to disobey a judge’s order to stay off electronic devices during a trial.
The firm iSight Partners uncovered an espionage campaign which targeted more than 2,000 U.S. military and political leaders.
Words like “selfie,” “turducken” & “hashtag” have officially entered American vernacular…