Facebook's drone Aquila to use laser to beam down internet access on earth
Facebook's drone Aquila to use laser to beam down internet access on earth

On the second day of its F8 conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Facebook has reportedly announced its plan to use a drone to beam theInternet down to billions of people around the world.

Twitter working with probe on online threats
Twitter working with probe on online threats

Twitter said on Monday  it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State.

Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention
Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention

Now you can more easily help save the lives of friends who might appear distressed, through a new updated Facebook feature.

Mark Zuckerberg likens Facebook access to police service 911
Mark Zuckerberg likens Facebook access to police service 911

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a recent interview with Bloomberg, compared access to the social network with access to critical services like 911.

How using Facebook can lead to depression
How using Facebook can lead to depression

Facebook lovers need to be aware, as a new study claims that use of the social media site can lead to symptoms of depression if it triggers feelings of envy among its users.

Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network.

Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video
Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video

 Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.

Social networking platform to help insomniacs

An expert from Loughborough University in Britain has developed a social network platform called 'Sleepful' to help insomniacs access online a promising "talking therapy".

Facebook's India user base grows to 112 million
Facebook's India user base grows to 112 million

 Growing internet penetration and a large youth population has helped world's largest social network platform Facebook expand its userbase in India to 112 million -- the second largest after the US.

Social media reactions after terrorist attack studied
Social media reactions after terrorist attack studied

Emotional reactions on Twitter in the hours and weeks following a terrorist attack can help predict where public fears will be heightened most as a result of the incident, a new study says.

Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 years
Facebook removes Bing search engine from its platform after 4 years

Facebook has reportedly announced its decision to remove the Bing search engine from its platform as it ends a four-year-long online relationship with Microsoft's search engine.

2014: Top 10 fastest rising Twitter hashtag trends in India
2014: Top 10 fastest rising Twitter hashtag trends in India

The micro-blogging site Twitter continues to be the world’s largest social networking platform for live or public conversations.

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Facebook Argentina fined over fake profiles
Facebook Argentina fined over fake profiles

Facebook Argentina was ordered to pay a firefighter one million pesos ($177,000) for failing to comply with an order to delete insulting fake profiles of the plaintiff, the Ministry of Justice said Tuesday.

Indians hooked to internet every hour: Study
Indians hooked to internet every hour: Study

Fifty-three per cent of Indians are connected to the internet every waking hour which is higher than the global average of 51 per cent, a new international study has found.

Facebook app to help groups collaborate on projects
Facebook app to help groups collaborate on projects

 Facebook has launched a new app aimed at helping teams collaborate on projects.

Families that play Facebook games together, stay together
Families that play Facebook games together, stay together

 A new research has suggested that Facebook games may actually do some good by breaking down both communication and age barriers within the family.

Social networking site Facebook launches user friendly privacy policy
Social networking site Facebook launches user friendly privacy policy

 The social networking site Facebook launched much clearer and user-friendly privacy policy—down to 2,700 words from more than 9,000 earlier.

Social media use at work hampers productivity
Social media use at work hampers productivity

 The use of online social media for personal use during working hours can have a detrimental effect on employees' performance and the well-being of organisations, warn new research.