Social networking gives you syphilis, says doctor

Northeastern England has seen a sharp rise in the number of cases of syphilis, and the local health boss reckons he knows why. Social networking.

Facebook keeps tabs on users' happiness

Facebook continues in its mission to monitor our wellbeing, expanding its Gross National Happiness Index (GNH) to Canada, the UK and Australia.

Dell and AT&T tout Aero smartphone

Dell and AT&T have teamed up to manufacture and market yet another Android-based smartphone in an already crowded marketplace.

Playstation hires another social media "specialist"

Sony's Playstation team now has three full-time employees devoted exclusively to the official Playstation blog and Twitter account.

Facebook users more loyal to news sites than Google users

Google's aggregated Google News site draws more traffic to news outlets than any other online source, but users who track news on Facebook are more likely to revisit those news sites.

New phishing scam targets Facebook users

There's a new phishing scam targeting Facebook users, potentially giving the scammers access to all of a user's usernames and passwords.

Facebook upgrades internal search engine

Facebook has introduced a new feature that allows users to quickly search and connect with people, pages, groups, events and applications.

Obama's Feds trawl Facebook for criminal leads

Were you worried about the Bush administration slowly eroding personal freedom? 

Well, Obama's Feds are reportedly trawling social networking sites such as Facebook in a disturbing effort to monitor suspicious and criminal behavior.

Is Facebook more popular than Google?

Hitwise reports that Facebook managed to reach an "important milestone" by surpassing Google to become the most visited US website for the week ending March 13, 2010.

Digg reinvents itself with instant submissions

Digg is reportedly preparing to launch a revamped version of its popular service that will allow users to quickly submit "instant" Diggs without logging in.

Paper grovels to Facebook after pedophile claims

Facebook is to sue Britain's Daily Mail after an article claimed it was a playground for pedophiles.

IDF unfriends soldier over Facebook leak

Israel was forced to abort a military raid on a West bank village after a soldier posted details on his Facebook page.

Online payments come to Facebook

A new application lets Facebook users make small payments to each other, to charities and to businesses.

iPad scams spread on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook  and Twitter scams are sweeping the net, offering users the chance to beta test an Apple iPad.

Military can now Tweet, post to their Wall

The Pentagon announced late Friday that it has lifted bans on social media sites for military personnel, conceding that the restrictions were outdated and in some ways even counter-productive. The move comes as some branches of military have begun using sites like Twitter to communicate more effectively.

Facebook wins patent over newsfeeds

Facebook has been granted a patent that covers large chunks of the entire social networking news feed concept, potentially stopping other social network providers in their tracks.

A fifth of British drivers use Facebook at the wheel

What to do if the government bans texting while driving? Fear not. In the UK, where there's already legislation against it, drivers have found a solution: update your Facebook page instead.

Oops! Private Facebook e-mails sent to wrong people

Imagine if your private conversations with family, friends, coworkers, and romantic interests were accidentally being sent to random people instead of you. Well, that's exactly what happened to "a small number of users" during an unusual Facebook glitch late Wednesday night.

Teenager used Facebook for sex blackmail

A Wisconsin teenager is facing 15 years in jail after being convicted of using Facebook to blackmail dozens of classmates into sex.

Facebook now second most popular site on the Web

Facebook has managed to replace Yahoo as the second most popular site on the Web.