Guardian: NSA leaker Snowden live chats in hiding
2013-06-17 17:10:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden is defending his disclosure of top-secret U.S. spying programs in an online chat Monday with The Guardian and attacking U.S. officials for calling him a traitor.
"The U.S. government is not go...
Web giants get broader surveillance revelations
2013-06-15 07:00:46 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said Friday night that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government...
Hillary Clinton joins Twitter
2013-06-11 04:36:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter, meet (at)HillaryClinton.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon."
The former New York se...
Israeli military plans social media clampdown
2013-06-06 17:45:01 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Some Israeli soldiers will soon be unfriending Facebook following a new crackdown on social media use.
The military said Thursday it will soon issue new restrictions on the use of Facebook and other social media sites. A draft ...
Maine teens wary of social media after homicide
2013-06-01 05:49:22 UTC
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The death of a 15-year-old Maine girl allegedly killed in a bizarre kidnapping plot involving a fake Facebook profile has prompted some of her classmates to scale back their social media use — or ditch it altogether.
Nasdaq paying $10M to settle Facebook disruption
2013-05-30 05:18:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
The Securities and Exchange Commissi...
Give Locally grows through gaming, social media
2013-05-29 16:35:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew "Bo" Young III, son of former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, is carving out his own path for social change courtesy of a mobile app designed to help real families through the purchase of virtual goods.
Young and Ca...
Cuban blogger returns home to unknown future
2013-05-29 16:20:37 UTC
HAVANA (AP) — One of Cuba's most famous names is returning from a prolonged global tour on Thursday, but don't expect well-wishers, flowers or marching bands.
Most islanders won't even know about it.
When Yoani Sanchez touches down on ...
Ivory Coast techies elect new 'Web Mayor'
2013-05-28 04:42:07 UTC
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A 22-year-old who lives with his parents is the new mayor of Ivory Coast's largest city, at least according to the West African nation's active community of self-described Internet geeks.
Abidjan's budding ne...
Twitter adds security measure to logins
2013-05-24 16:27:34 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins.
Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who...
Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter
2013-05-21 17:44:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They're also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook.
In the Pew Research Cen...
Google boosts photo offerings to rival Facebook
2013-05-18 05:25:49 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online and on mobile...
A year after IPO, Facebook aims to be ad colossus
2013-05-18 05:17:55 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It was supposed to be our IPO, the people's public offering.
Facebook, the brainchild of a young CEO who sauntered into Wall Street meetings in a hoodie, was going to be bigger than Amazon, bigger than McDonald's, bigger...
Syrian hackers compromise FT blogs, Twitter feeds
2013-05-17 17:47:57 UTC
LONDON (AP) — A clutch of blogs and Twitter accounts maintained by the Financial Times were hacked Friday, the latest in a series of cyberattacks claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-government group which often attacks media organ...
Tech, labor spar on immigration
2013-05-16 18:53:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the U.S. technology industry, there's a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it's more sinister: Th...
More than just a mother, now she's your 'friend'
2013-05-12 16:49:44 UTC
Josh Knoller, a young professional in New York City, spent years refusing his mother's "Friend Request" on Facebook before, eventually, "caving in." Today they have an agreement: she'll try not to make embarrassing comments, and ...
Mark Zuckerberg's Group Loses High-Profile Backers Elon Musk, David Sacks
2013-05-11 18:13:51 UTC
WASHINGTON -- Billionaire eco-entrepreneur Elon Musk announced on Friday that he was quitting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration advocacy group, upset over its controversial political strategy.
Fwd.us told The Huffington Post that a...
Kurtz leaves DailyBeast after retracted blog post
2013-05-06 04:27:02 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Columnist Howard Kurtz left The Daily Beast on Thursday, the same day the website retracted one of his blog posts in which he mistakenly accused NBA player Jason Collins of hiding a previous engagement to a woman before ...
E! Online's Twitter, texting accounts hacked
2013-05-05 05:45:53 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — E! Online says hackers compromised its Twitter and text messaging accounts, sending out erroneous news alerts about Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie.
The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for Saturday's hack.
Mobile ads help grow Facebook's 1Q revenue 38 pct.
2013-05-02 04:56:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, Facebook was just testing the waters of mobile advertising, causing plenty of headaches for investors ahead of its massive initial public offering.
It has since eased those worries.
On Wednesday the world's ...
UK: Guardian newspaper's Twitter feeds hacked
2013-04-30 19:04:01 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The Guardian newspaper said Monday that its Twitter accounts have been hacked, and it cited a claim of responsibility from the group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.
The British paper reported on its website that sever...
Facebook: Breyer won't stand for board re-election
2013-04-27 17:38:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says that venture capitalist Jim Breyer won't seek re-election to its board of directors.
Facebook Inc. said Friday that Breyer, partner at Silicon Valley VC firm Accel Partners, will stay on until the company's annu...
Facebook CEO reaped $2.3B gain on stock options
2013-04-27 04:59:38 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader's initial public offering.
The windfall detailed in r...
Deals site LivingSocial says it's been hacked
2013-04-27 04:50:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Online deals service LivingSocial said Friday that its website was hacked, and the personal data of more than 50 million customers may have been affected.
The company said customers' names, email addresses, dates of birth an...
Dwayne Johnson tweets pic after hernia surgery
2013-04-24 04:53:45 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson is home after hernia surgery.
The 40-year-old "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" star tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed Tuesday. He's flexing his muscles while wearing a Superman shirt and a hospital bonnet...