Twitter’s top user and pop superstar Katy Perry was hacked on Monday, with her account sending abusive tweets to her 89 million followers and reportedly leaking an unreleased song.
Half the aggressive tweets using the words slut and whore analysed by social thinktank Demos came from women and girls, research indicates.
The rumours are true: Twitter is going to stop counting photos and videos in its 140-character limit.
The luxury residence of Mark Zuckerberg is set for an overhaul, with plans to downsize surrounding houses amid concerns of privacy on the part of the Facebook CEO.
Revenues for Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn £1.5bn, but losses widened as it invested heavily amid tough competition from the likes of Apple Music and Tidal.
Two’s company but three’s a crowd according to dating app Tinder, which has launched a legal bid to kill off a rival app aimed at people looking for threesomes.
Facebook has apologized for banning a photo of a plus-sized model and telling the feminist group that posted the image that it depicts “body parts in an undesirable manner”.
Snapchat is raising about $200 million in a financing round that may put the social media platform's valuation as high as $22.7 billion, TechCrunch reported, citing sources.
Facebook has denied allegations that the team responsible for its trending topics section deliberately suppressed conservative views – but says it will improve the feature.
If the founders of a new face recognition app get their way, anonymity in public could soon be a thing of the past. FindFace, launched two months ago and currently taking Russia by storm, allows users to photograph people in a crowd and work out their identities, with 70% reliability.
A foul-mouthed Bert and Ernie are giving YouTube Kids an image problem. A video of the Sesame Street duo swearing is a key exhibit in a petition sent to US regulators on Tuesday calling for censure of the Google-owned app.
On Monday, one in seven people on Earth used Facebook – 1 billion people, according to founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Twitter is being sold to Disney.
Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto's Twitter account was hacked, the company acknowledged, adding it was working to remove the content.
Queens Park Rangers' planned Q&A with manager Harry Redknapp, former boss of Tottenham, West Ham and Southampton, was sabotaged by Twitter users on Thursday afternoon.
Unicode has announced that they are to release 250 new emojis - including a fist with a raised middle finger!
Facebook's attempt to remove bias from its Trending feature by automating it may not solve the problem, says one artificial intelligence start-up.
Over drinks at a conference in Gothenburg in 2010, our small group of privacy academics were discussing the idea that we had so little access into Zuckerberg’s life and ideas compared to the access he had into everyone else’s.
More than eight in 10 (82%) finance directors question the trustworthiness and accuracy of a potential candidate’s LinkedIn profile, according to new research1 from recruitment group Robert Half UK.
Why doesn’t anyone want to buy Twitter? After the company’s board met on Thursday, it told CNBC that there were “no bids on the table” and that instead it was exploring cost cuts – an announcement that drove another sell-off in the stock and pushed it down 6%, as shareholders who had hoped to see a September swoop from a tech or media company were disappointed. On Friday the shares were changing hands at around $18 – 20% down this year and well short of their float price of $26 three years ago.
There may be speculation bubbling about potential buyers for Twitter, but Michael Pachter said the company isn't going to be taken over anytime soon.