Microsoft men have more friends

Microsoft employees are the most sociable on the web, according to analyst NetProspex, with nearly five times as many friends as IBMers.

Teen sues mother over Facebook shenanigans

An Arkansas teenager says he never wants to see his mother again after she altered his Facebook page, and has accused her of harassment.

Facebook takes (small) step against tribute page trolls

Facebook has contacted all Australian page administrators to remind them how to moderate objectionable content, after a spate of trolling on tribute sites.

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.

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.

Hate groups flourishing on social networks

Online hate groups are proliferating with the growth in social networking, says the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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.

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.

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 shrinks to Zero

Facebook is launching a cut-down version for mobile users, eliminating pictures and other bandwidth-hungry content.

Judge says students can slate teachers online

Guess what? It's your legal right to bitch about your teacher on Facebook, and the school can't do a thing to stop you.