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.
In a landmark ruling, a French court has ordered Twitter to hand over details of users who posted racist and anti-semitic content.
The US once again heads Google's list of governments that request its user data - and nearly 70 percent of requests came without a warrant.
Following in Google's foosteps, Twitter has for the first time produced a Transparency Report, showing that the US government requested more user information than any other in the first half of this year.
Twitter is standing up for one of its users and challenging a court order to hand over his data.
Facebook has today improved users' ability to see what information the company is holding about them - but hasn't gone far enough, according to privacy campaigners.
Carriers are piling in to insist that they're not snaffling user data by using Carrier IQ's tracking software.
Google's getting more takedown requests than ever, particularly in the US.
The US government asks Google for user data more than twice as often as any other, says Google, and is more likely to get its own way.
Ancient social gaming network Friendster is planning a relaunch, and is warning users that all their content will be deleted at the end of May as a result.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed the creation of a Do Not Track system preventing websites from collecting unauthorized personal data.