The problems with Facebook are inherent in its design, but that can change

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British police used a fingerprint pulled from a photo sent on WhatsApp to help secure multiple convictions against drug traffickers in what's thought to be the first case of its...

Social media, politics, and the bubble of distraction

When the President changes our country so drastically, will we have a new concept of what’s normal? If our social media feeds consist of people who think just like us,...

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

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Looking to spice up your Facebook Stories? Try 3D drawing, a new AR effect

It’s not just Instagram that’s competing against Snapchat — now parent company Facebook is getting into the action as well. As originally reported by TechCrunch, you’ll soon be able to...

Instagram could finally get a download tool in privacy-motivated move

Instagram is notoriously tough when it comes to actually getting a copy of those photos you’ve uploaded, with only third-party workarounds creating options to download images. But as parent company...

Facebook faces Senate, potential government regulation — and big changes

In a 5-hour Senate hearing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed privacy concerns in the wake of Cambridge Analytica. Lawmakers have already introduced the first bill in response -- so is...

Congress just finished grilling Mark Zuckerberg, but you can still watch it here

Congress released Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of his Wednesday hearing, in which Zuckerberg concedes that Facebook was "too slow to spot and respond to Russian interference" during the 2016...

Hackers place gun images in Vevo YouTube videos “just for fun”

Hackers managed to get into Vevo's YouTube account on Tuesday morning, causing some videos to temporarily leave the platform. Vevo fixed the breach after the videos were removed while the...

Bots, not humans, tweet majority of links to popular websites, research says

Bots account for two-thirds of tweets that link to popular websites, according to a Pew Research Center report, and have a tendency to share for adult content, sports, and news...