Charities net $10 million from Facebook in privacy settlement

Facebook's agreed to pay $10 million to charity as part of a settlement over its Sponsored Stories sidebar.

Ping to ping out of existence

Apple's reportedly planning to ditch Ping, its social network for music, in the next release of iTunes later this year.

iOS 6 adds new Facebook features and mapping

As expected, Apple's launching its own mapping solution with iOS 6, ditching Google Maps in the process.

Facebook forced to reveal trolls' identities

The British High Court is to force Facebook to hand over the IP addresses of dozens of internet trolls who falsely accused a woman of being a pedophile.

Facebook App Center goes live

Facebook's formally launched the App Center it announced last month, allowing users to browse - and, directly or indirectly, buy - a range of Android, mobile and web apps.

Facebook Credits now use mobile carrier billing

Making in-app purchases for social games just got a bit easier.

Video: Julian Assange turns cypherpunk



WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange recently hosted a televised panel to discuss whether advances in Internet technology promote freedom or are simply being exploited to further government control over its citizens.



Claim: Facebook to "disappear" in 5-8 years 



A prominent financial analyst says he believes Facebook will lose most of its relevance in less than a decade.

Facebook eyes Face.com for face recognition technology

Israeli media are reporting that Facebook's planning to acquire facial recognition company Face.com for tens of millions of dollars.

Facebook in 'third attempt' to build own smartphone

Facebook phone rumors are swirling again, with reports that the company's been hiring smartphone engineers.

Facebook launches Camera photo-sharing app

Life goes on, IPO or no IPO, and yesterday Facebook released a new Camera for iOS app that allows users to shoot, filter and share photos.

Were Facebook investors misled?

Facebook is being accused of advising some - but not all - underwriters to cut their forecasts for the company in the run-up to its IPO.

Software problems impact Facebook IPO

Nasdaq chief executive Robert Greifeld has apologised for a software glitch that delayed Facebook's IPO on Friday.

GM pulls paid ads from Facebook

Just days before its IPO, Facebook's had a big blow: General Motors has decided to pull all of its paid advertising, saying it's just not cost-effective.

Facebook raises share price to give $100bn valuation

Facebook's upped the price for its shares from $28-$35 to $34-$38, potentially valuing the company at above the magic $100 billion mark.

As IPO looms, Facebook changes privacy policy again

Facebook's updating its data use policy yet again, in an attempt to satisfy the Irish data protection authority - and potential shareholders.

Facebook's Instagram buy to face regulatory questions

Hold your horses - that billion-dollar Instagram acquisition has to face some hoops before it becomes official.

Facebook creates new App Center, aims to promote mobile

Facebook's created an App Center - not so much a store, but a showcase where users can browse the best Android, iOS, mobile and web apps that integrate with the social network.

Are you a Facebook addict?

Well, Facebook addiction must exist: Norwegian researchers have created a psychological scale to measure it.

How to measure your Facebook addiction

Dr. Cecilie Schou Andreassen of the University of Bergen has a theory about why some people develop chronic Facebook dependency.