Facebook’s top attorney says after a week of negotiations with national security officials, the company is allowed to make new revelations about government orders for user data.
“It’s basically a universal way of saying, ‘this is a topic’,” observed KCBS technology analyst Larry Magid. “I think it’s a good way of expanding beyond friends talking with friends. It’s now public conversation. I think Facebook realizes that they have to go through somewhat of a transformation.”
Google has purchased online mapping service Waze for in a deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while gaining technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness of its own popular navigation system.
A small get-together in Santa Cruz County on Saturday night ended with several hundred people causing major damage to a home, after word spread about the party through text messages and social media sites.
The findings of a recent study indicate that excessive use of the social networking site Facebook could potentially damage romantic relationships.
The California Coastal Commission and Parker said Monday they have reached a $2.5 million settlement to pay for coastal conservation programs after the Napster co-founder built a large movie-set-like wedding site in an ecologically sensitive area of Big Sur without proper permits.
Nasdaq has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle federal civil charges after regulators said its systems and decisions disrupted Facebook’s public stock offering last year.
A restaurant on the Peninsula that offers several exotic animals on the menu has stopped serving lion meat after an uproar online.
Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior.
Yahoo may be on the verge of closing its biggest acquisition under CEO Marissa Mayer, as she tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the Internet company’s website.