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Twitter Will Now Let You Search Every Tweet Ever Sent

Twitter is soon making it possible for users to search through every one of the half-trillion tweets sent over the past eight years. Continue reading

Bits Blog: WhatsApp Adds Improved Encryption on Android Phones

The popular messaging platform is getting more secure with technology from Open Whisper Systems. Continue reading

Facebook Spins ‘Groups’ Into Separate App

Facebook, in its continuing effort to unbundle its core features into standalone services, is launching an app dedicated to Groups. Continue reading

WhatsApp Brings Encryption to Masses

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service with more than 600 million users world-wide, is now encrypting text messages by Android users. Continue reading

Woman Posts “Love” of ISIS on Facebook, Charged with “Promoting” Terrorism

“Jihad for Allah’s sake” job description earns Facebook a search warrant. Continue reading

Missouri Man Fired for Posting Pictures of DHS Vans to Facebook

Navy vet says employers’ security chief called him a terrorist. Continue reading

Chinese Social Network Renren Invests In Hong Kong Startup GoGoVan

Chinese social network company Renren has taken a stake in GoGoVan this month, providing the Hong Kong-based startup additional funding for expansion across Asia. Continue reading

Facebook Heads Into the Workplace

Facebook plans to launch ‘Facebook at Work,’ in early January, according to a person briefed on the matter. The product will allow employees to communicate and collaborate on projects. Continue reading

Snapchat Debuts Way to Send Cash to Friends in a Snap

Snapchat debuted a new tool with payment service Square that lets users of the mobile messaging app send each other cash with the swipe of a finger. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Facebook Testing Collaboration Tools for Businesses

The company is testing a new product called Facebook@Work, which will allow users to collaborate on projects through group chats and document collaboration with co-workers. Continue reading

Silk Road 2.0 Suspect’s Twitter Account Hijacked, Lawyer Says

Blake Benthall “remains in custody and thus, of course, is not tweeting.” Continue reading

VIDEO: Jailed Twitter Troll Speaks of Regret

Internet trolling has become a growing problem in recent years, but is enough being done to teach children about online abuse? Continue reading

Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives. Continue reading

Twitter Makes it ‘Easier’ to Tweet

A new website layout has made it “easier” to tweet, says Twitter, but some users are not so pleased. Continue reading

State of the Art: Banner Ads: The Monsters That Swallowed the Web

In the 20 years since their introduction, banner ads have ruined the appearance and usability of the web, perverted content and diminished privacy. Continue reading

‘More diverse’ emoji faces planned

A proposed update to the popular emoji icons is set to include a more diverse range of skin tones for the first time. Continue reading

STD Dating Site Faces $16.5m Penalty

The operator of a dating for people with sexually transmitted diseases is successfully sued for sharing users’ details with other sites despite a privacy promise. Continue reading

Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who’s Sick

With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention. Continue reading

Security Scorecard Finds Messaging Apps Need More Development

EFF experts find only a handful of apps that meet basic security standards. Continue reading

The App That Helps The Chinese Masses Mobilize Online

China’s popular messaging app, WeChat, has some 300 million users and has become a way for Chinese to rally around a cause, something that’s difficult in a country with strict government controls. Continue reading