Twitter Trends to reflect feeds users follow

Twitter's Trends feature will begin to display lists customized for each user based on the feeds that user follows, the company said Tuesday.

Users give Facebook's privacy changes a thumbs down

Voting on Facebook's proposed changes to its privacy policy concluded Friday morning Pacific time, with voters delivering a strong rebuke of the proposed changes but falling far short of the turnout the company required to consider the vote binding.

Facebook launches App Center

Facebook took its App Center live on Thursday at a slick media event in San Francisco, announcing a handful of previously undisclosed features.

Foursquare launches major redesign

Foursquare has launched a major redesign of its app for the iPhone and Android devices, incorporating features from social discovery and local search.

User vote on Facebook privacy policies hasn't stemmed criticism

Facebook is conducting a massive user referendum this week, asking its 900 million-plus users to approve or reject changes to its privacy policy that it first proposed in May.

Rumored Facebook purchase of Face.com spotlights facial recognition technology

Facebook may buy facial recognition services provider Face.com, underscoring the importance of that technology in social applications.

Facebook to settle class-action suit over Sponsored Stories

Facebook will settle a class-action lawsuit in California that accused it of appropriating its users' likenesses for its Sponsored Stories advertising feature.

Supreme Court lets stand $675,000 fine for music downloads

The Supreme Court has declined to consider the petition of Joel Tenenbaum, a former doctoral student at Boston University who faces a fine of $675,000 for illegally downloading songs.

Google to incorporate 'knowledge graph' into search results

Google will begin in the next few days to incorporate the "knowledge graph" it has been building for two years into its search results.

Twitter will deliver weekly highlights via email

Twitter says it will begin delivering a weekly email digest to highlight for users the tweets they are most likely to be interested in.

Facebook proposes more changes to privacy policy

Facebook intends to make further changes to its privacy policy in order to respond to an audit by the Irish government, but privacy advocates called the move an inadequate attempt to quell privacy concerns prior to Facebook's planned initial public offering.

California moves to stop employers demanding Facebook passwords

The California assembly passed a bill on Thursday that prevents employers from demanding job applicants' passwords for accounts on Facebook or other social networking sites.

Facebook's Instagram buy could be delayed by FTC, report says

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe of Facebook's proposed acquisition of Instagram that could delay the closing of the deal.

Facebook's App Center seeks to court mobile users

Facebook said Wednesday that it will launch an App Center where users can browse "high-quality" mobile apps that integrate with the social-networking site.

FTC hires outside attorney in Google antitrust case

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has hired an outside litigator to lead its antitrust investigation of Google, a possible sign that the FTC is preparing to file a lawsuit against the company.