FTC raps Twitter over critical privacy lapse

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Twitter have reached an agreement over charges that the latter entity failed to protect users from security breaches which allowed hackers to access a number of accounts.

US public still trusts Google

People trust Apple more than Facebook, and Google more than Twitter, according to a poll from Zogby Interactive.

Twitter adds location tagging

Twitter has added a location feature, allowing users to tag tweets with specific places.

World Cup could overload Twitter, company warns

Twitter is warning that the World Cup could lead to outages, after a week in which the site has been up and down like a soccer ball.

Twitter buys Smallthought Systems to boost analytics tools

In the wake of its Promoted Tweets launch, Twitter has acquired web analytics company Smallthought Systems.

Twitter URL shortener improves security - and Twitter's profits

Twitter is testing a new URL shortening feature that it says will improve security - and that could also give Twitter a lot more saleable information on its users.

Google tests Twitter integration in ads

Baboons with MBAs who can type 140 characters a minute jump to front of employment line.

Social networking mobile app usage explodes by 240%

There are nearly two-and-a-half times as many people using mobile Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace apps than there were last year, confirming it as the dominatingly largest growth area for the industry.

Twitter bans third-party ads to highlight Promoted Tweets

Twitter is banning third-party ads, saying it's all about preserving the site's integrity. So not about the money at all.

ACLU pledges to help keep Twitter users anonymous

The American Civil Liberties Union is to help two Twitter users fight to keep their identities secret after they tweeted criticism of Pennsylvania attorney general Tom Corbett.

Dalai Lama to hold Twitter chat today

The Dalai Lama is to hold his first Twitter conversation today, bringing spiritual sustenance to Buddhists in China in 140 characters or fewer.

Official Twitter app officially lands on iPhone

Twitter has been stepping up its presence in the mobile world. Until recently, it relied on third-party developers to create Tweeting apps and provide users with a variety of mobile Tweeting options.

Hijacked Twitter controls botnet

Security researchers have positively identified an automated toolkit that creates a custom bot using Twitter as a virtual command and control (C&C) platform.

Google Maps Android update adds location-sharing, bike routes

Google has just pushed out its latest update to the Android version of Google Maps, which adds a slew of new functionality including the ability to instantly post location info to social networking sites.

Motorola Flips Out with new Android smartphone

Motorola is reportedly preparing to launch an Android-powered smartphone with a "flip-around" display in June 2010.

Twitter joke lands man with £1,000 fine

A British man has been fined £1,000 for sending a tweet in which he joked about blowing up an airport.

Twitter fixes embarrassing security glitch

Twitter is back to normal after fixing a rather embarrassing security glitch that allowed users to forcibly add celebrity members of the popular social networking site to their "followers" list.

Apple's Gianduia is not a Flash killer

No, Apple's nascent Gianduia platform will not kill Flash for the masses. That is what HTML5 is for - at least according to Steve Jobs.

Twitter launches embeddable tweets

Twitter will today launch a new feature allowing tweets to be embedded within documents.

Skyfire unlocks Flash video for Android

Skyfire has launched the first Flash video enabled mobile browser for Android-powered devices.