Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Manila park on Monday to protest against embedded corruption in the Philippine political system after a rallying call on Facebook and Twitter.
People who use Facebook may feel more connected, but less happy.
Facebook has agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a firm specializing in voice translation software, the two companies said Monday, without providing financial details of the transaction.
A US man was being quizzed by police on Thursday after gunning down his wife and posting a gruesome picture of her dead body on Facebook.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has taken his backing for US immigration reform public.
Facebook's quest to be a personalized newspaper for the Internet age continued on Tuesday with tweaks aimed at making sure members spy hot stories from their friends.
Facebook on Wednesday began letting people share social network posts at blogs or other spots on the Internet.
Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen "spear phishing" attacks they use to trick their way into computers.
With the shift to mobile Internet gaining pace, some of the big tech firms are adapting and others are not.
A government minister in Venezuela, which has offered fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, is urging her countrymen to cancel their Facebook accounts lest they be targeted by US snooping.
Facebook on Monday will tighten its review process to spare advertisers the embarrassment of having their ads pop-up on pages containing porn or violent imagery.
Phone numbers and email addresses belonging to some 6 million Facebook users have been improperly shared due to a software bug.
Facebook on Thursday added smartphone video-sharing to its Instagram photo-based social network, in a move challenging Twitter's popular Vine service.
Internet giants Facebook and Microsoft say they received thousands of requests for data from US authorities last year but are prohibited from disclosing how many related to national security.
Facebook revealed Friday it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal.
Facebook on Wednesday added Twitter-style hashtags to help the more than one billion members of the social network tune into topics of interest at the leading social network.
Facebook shareholders on Tuesday grilled leaders of the social network regarding how they planned to revive the company's stock and protect user privacy from snoops including US spy agencies.
Internet giants from Google and Facebook to Yahoo and Zynga are scrambling to adapt to an online world where people reach for smartphones or tablets instead of traditional computers.
Google chief Larry Page and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg condemned online spying Friday and called for governments to be more revealing about snooping on the Internet.
Apple, Facebook and other Internet titans denied Thursday opening doors for US intelligence agencies to mine data from their servers.
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