Does Circa’s Breaking News Feed Raise Privacy Concerns?
Circa's second generation mobile breaking news feed offers customizable content but could raise questions about the privacy of users.
DOJ Rejects Request For More Transparency By Facebook, Others
The Department of Justice rejected motions made by Facebook and other tech companies that would allow them to share more details with users on the frequency and types of requests the government makes under its surveillance programs, according to AllThingsD. The DOJ petition was filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court earlier this week.
U.S. Rejects Tech Firms’ Request to Release Surveillance Data
The latest on your privacy, the NSA's PRISM project, and how the tech companies want to protect it better.
Mark Zuckerberg Climbs Capitol Hill
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a rare appearance in Washington, D.C., this week. Zuckerberg has been raising his political profile since the company went public in May 2012, and this trip is a highly visible extension of that strategy.
Iran Blocks Twitter, Facebook Again, Cites Technical Glitch
UPDATED: For the first time since 2009, millions of Iranians were able to share their status updates on Facebook, for one day, anyway. The New York Times reported that Iran's government restored its block on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday, blaming a temporary technical glitch for their brief availability in the country.
U.S. Senate Hopeful Cory Booker Sits Down For Watershed Instagram Interview With NowThis News
New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate and Twitter phenom Cory Booker sat down for an Instagram interview Sunday night that continues through the week. NowThis News, which claims to be the first and only mobile and social original news network, said the Booker interview is the first Instagram interview with a U.S. politician.
NowThis News Pioneers the Instagram Interview
The addition of video to the Facebook app Instagram wasn't just a competitive swipe at Twitter's Vine app. It's changing the way one original reporting site is presenting the news.
How Social Media Determined The Viral Twerking Video Was Fake
Social news agency Storyful spotted the viral twerking video, "Worst Twerk Fail Ever," was a fake, using a little detective work and a lot of social media.