India records highest social networking growth: Study

More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 percent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer.

Vladimir Putin signs law seen as crimping social media

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law requiring Internet companies to store all personal data of Russian users at data centres in Russia.

Social networking site Facebook down, later restored

Social networking site Facebook was down for sometime, on Thursday, India time, but later restored.

Leonardo DiCaprio victim of death rumours

`Wolf of Wall Street` star Leonardo DiCaprio has become the latest celebrity victim of an internet hoax as social networking sites were abuzz with rumours about the actor`s demise.

Delhi CEO to launch drive to check misuse of social media

As the Model Code of Conduct came into force, Delhi`s Chief Electoral Office today described the social media as a "serious challenge" and said it will launch a special campaign to check misuse of the platform for election campaigning purposes.

Facebook celebrates 10th birthday!

Social networking giant Facebook is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Tuesday.

FakeOff app to detect bogus Facebook accounts

As instances of cyber impersonation on social networking sites rise, an Israel-based start-up has developed an application, FakeOff, that helps to identify fake accounts on Facebook.

Spam link with enticing description goes viral on Facebook

A fake video enticing people to click on the picture of a bikini-clad woman on a beach has reportedly gone viral on social networking giant Facebook.

Facebook adds trending topics to site

In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook will add trending topics to its website to let users know what other users are posting about at the moment, whether it`s the death of a world leader or the Golden Globe awards.

Facebook sued for `falsifying` member endorsements for sponsored ads

Facebook has been sued for falsifying member endorsements through their "likes" for advertising purposes.

Lena Dunham not a fan of social networking sites

Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham is not a fan of social networking sites and misses the good old days when they did not exist.

Facebook dominates in US rush to social networking

The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed Monday.

China oil pipeline explosion kills 35 people

An explosion due to fire in a leaking oil pipeline killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens others in the city of Qingdao in China on Friday.

India to have world`s largest Facebook population by 2016

Indians are increasingly logging into their Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the country recording the highest social networking growth of 37.4 per cent this year, according to a new study.

1.6 billion people on social networks: Study

An estimated 1.61 billion people, more than one in five globally, will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, the research firm eMarketer has said.

Facebook warns users to change login credentials after Adobe data breach

Facebook has warned users affected by a massive data breach at Adobe to change their login credentials on the social networking site.

Most Brits not enthusiastic about using internet

More than half of British internet users go online without enthusiasm, a new Oxford study has found.

Mechanism needed to control social sites during strife:Patnaik

Deploring recent communal tensions, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday demanded an oversight mechanism to "control" social networking sites in critical situations as sensitive messages posted spread like wildfire.

Virus targets the social network in new fraud twist

In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.

Americans spend 23 hours per week online, texting

Addicted to Internet! An average user in the US spends a staggering 23 hours a week emailing, texting and using social networking sites and other forms of online communication, new research has found.