03/07/14 07:00 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this...
By Shikha Dalmia | 03/06/14 11:44 AM
FWD.us, a pro-immigration group founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, last week launched a month-long ad campaign to shame Republicans into passing comprehensive immigration reform that includes “amnesty” and a guest-worker program for Mexicans.
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 09:10 AM
They did it again. In a battle over the ability to talk guns and make sales on Facebook with anti-gun advocates like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the National Rifle Association, with its 3 million Facebook supporters, is attempting to temper liberal...
By Melanie Sturm | 03/04/14 05:38 PM
Last month, as Ukrainian émigré-turned-tech tycoon Jan Koum prepared to cash a multibillion-dollar check from Facebook -- acquirer of his startup WhatsApp -- then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was checking out of the Gatsby-esque estate where he'd cached his stolen plunder.
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:29 AM
For BlackBerry investors cheering the prospect of a sale of its BBM messaging service after last week’s $19 billion deal for WhatsApp, the waiting may be the hardest part.
02/24/14 04:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access. The 29-year-old CEO of Facebook Inc. discussed long-term plans for a world...
By James Jay Carafano | 02/24/14 08:47 AM
It's no surprise that the military wants to take social networking to the Long War. Digital media tools have been transforming almost everything from how we pray to how we buy. It was only a matter to time before Twitter was brought to bear on matters of war and peace.
02/20/14 03:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — When I used WhatsApp to tell my family about Facebook's $19 billion purchase of the company that makes my favorite app, I punctuated the message with a string of crying emojis (cartoon faces). I'm paranoid that Facebook's massive data-gathering operation will enable...
02/20/14 12:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. The $19 billion deal is by far Facebook's largest and bigger than...
02/14/14 02:00 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and...
02/14/14 12:19 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook announced Thursday that its 159 million U.S. users now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their profiles. The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand the choices beyond male...
02/10/14 06:15 AM
SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of the 50 top philanthropists, Zuckerberg and Chan topped the list with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook...
By Michael Liedtke | 02/04/14 08:41 AM
Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of data on thousands of Americans.
By Ken Sweet | 01/30/14 09:01 AM
U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, helped by strong earnings from Facebook and a report that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter.
By Associated Press | 01/27/14 10:35 AM
Employers would be prohibited from demanding access to a worker's social media accounts under legislation pending in Rhode Island General Assembly.
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