Facebook is offering new tools for political candidates, and your personal account could be used in the process. For the first time, Facebook is allowing campaigns to track users’ political comments and likes to create a master list of target…
By Anne Flaherty, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
By Laura Santhanam
Most parents who use social media today find information about raising children through their networking sites and care little about what information friends and family share on social media about their kids, a new study finds.
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
By Laura Santhanam
Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.
By PBS NewsHour
What’s the cost of being constantly connected through social media? A new book, “Terms of Service” examines the erosion of privacy in the digital era. Author Jacob Silverman sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what data is being tracked,…
By Colleen Shalby
The New York Times reported this week that Facebook will start working with news organizations to publish content directly to the social network. Among those currently in talks are Buzzfeed, National Geographic and the New York Times.
By Margaret Myers
You’ve seen them in your Facebook feed. Maybe you’re one yourself — a parent who shares. A lot. A “sharent.”…
Social media, email and bank accounts often remain active even after their owner dies, meaning valuable information can become vulnerable -- especially when estate managers can't access these accounts. While digital estate planning has its own set of complications, the…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies.
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