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Facebook privacy issues: Not the only reason I'm 'unfriending' you

Feb 15, 2013
Commentator Julia Angwin says erosion of privacy on Facebook left her little choice.
Posted In: Facebook, social media

I <3 U: Best and worst romantic texts and tweets

Feb 14, 2013
To celebrate this day of wine and roses, Marketplace Tech wants to know the most romantic -- or least romantic -- text, tweet or social media message you've ever received.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, Tech, social media

American Express to launch pay-by-tweet

Feb 12, 2013
Starting Wednesday, American Express customers who link their cards to their Twitter accounts will be able to make purchases with a tweet.
Posted In: Twitter, american express, social media

Twitter buys Bluefin, gets into ad tracking

Feb 8, 2013
Twitter's purchase of the research company Bluefin is about gathering the sort of social media info that can be used to extract more money from advertisers.
Posted In: Twitter, social media, tv, advertising

Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Posted In: skype, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, social media, online privacy, China

Facebook borrows Apple's playbook to hype announcement

Jan 14, 2013
A mystery invitation to 'come and see what we're building' is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile phone, social media

California passes social media privacy law

Dec 31, 2012
Under a new California law, it is illegal for employers or admissions officers to require applicants to hand over their social media usernames and passwords.
Posted In: social media, california, privacy, online privacy

Online privacy in 2013 and trading old school correspondence on Lettrs.com

Dec 28, 2012
Gizmodo's managing editor Brian Barrett talks his tech predictions for 2013, and Lettrs.com offers a new way to trade old school correspondence online.
Posted In: 2013, online privacy, social media, letters

Using social media in the bathroom

Dec 3, 2012
A third of 18- to 24-year-olds do.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, social media

Xbox's Orwellian patent, and when social media politics gets old

Nov 8, 2012
A new patent for Xbox Kinect might be trying to watch you for copyright owners, and users are getting tired of politics on social media, even though they're still posting about it.
Posted In: kinect, xbox 360, patents, social media

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