Report: Facebook prepping Android-powered smartphone OS

Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now about an indigenously branded Facebook smartphone powered by Android and ready to take on Apple's wildly popular iOS.

Facebook's Zuckerberg gets into politics

28 year old Facebook boss mark Zuckerberg is rumoured to be heading into the murky world of political lobbying - co-organised with Harvard roommate Joe Green. It is expected the group will primarily be advocating immigration reform.

Saudi Arabia thinks of banning messenger style apps

Saudi Arabia might pull the plug on a number of popular messenger applications such as Viber, Skype and WhatsApp. The trouble with instant messaging apps is that they can't be censored and that's not what the House of Saud likes to hear.

Facebook fraud is easy

Frank Abagnale Jr, arguably one of the most famous American conmen of all time, believes Facebook has made life easier for fraudsters across the world.

Politician arrested over Facebook IPO

A US Republican politician has been arrested and charged with using the Facebook IPO as a Ponzi scam.

Small businesses indifferent to web adverts

Small businesses don’t appear to be too interested in cheap web ads offered by Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other outfits. Although the ads are very cheap indeed, small businesses in the US are simply not going for them.

US cryptographer sounds alarm over security

A top US cryptographer has warned that your internet connection might be grassing you up to every spook with access to a database.

Social networking is essential for business

Businesses must work on fitting around a changing landscape known as "shareconomy" or risk being left behind, Ovum has warned. The analyst company said that in the future employees will face a different way of working life, never tethered to one location and able to share and access knowledge more easily.

Colin Powell's Facebook page defaced

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has had a few juicy things to say about ex-president George Bush over the last couple of days - or the person using his Facebook account has, at any rate.

Facebook 'Likes' give your secrets away

Think carefully before you 'like' a particular song on Facebook: you could be giving away your sexual orientation, political views or even your drug use.

Facebook privacy changes lead to more data being shared

After users attempted to keep more information private, Facebook altered its privacy settings to make more data public than ever, research from Carnegie-Mellon University has shown.

Facebook newsfeed redesign set for launch today

Facebook's expected to announce a major redesign later today, bringing multiple news feeds arranged by category.

How gaming could help cure cancer

Amazon, Facebook and Google have teamed up with Cancer Research UK to design and develop a mobile game to accelerate cures for cancer.

Tech firms come out in support of gay marriage

Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, eBay and Intel have expressed their support for gay marriage in statements to the US Supreme Court.

Microsoft is latest victim of Java hack

Microsoft's admitted that it, too, was recently hit by hackers using the same techniques as recent attacks on Facebook and Apple, but says that no customer data has been compromised. In an announcement slipped out late on Friday night, the company says it chose not to reveal the breach until it had investigated fully.

Facebook targeted in "sophisticated attack"

The Facebook security teams has confirmed that the social networking site was targeted in a "sophisticated attack" last month. 

How Facebook brought down the internet

Facebook managed to bring down large chunks of the internet last night, thanks to a glitch with Facebook Connect.

Most Facebook users take long breaks from site

The number of Facebook users continues to rise - indeed, two thirds of online Americans are members. But, says  the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, most like to take regular breaks.

Facebook to target core gamers in 2013

Facebook is expected to target core gamers with at least 10 titles throughout 2013.

Gift card service gives Facebook more user data

In its latest effort to be all things to all people - and make some cash at the same time - Facebook's launched a gift card system.