Twitter has received more government requests for user information in the first six months of this year than it did in all of 2011.
Twitter has lost a fight in which it challenged a court order to turn over public but now deleted Twitter messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protestor.
Facebook, Google+, and Twitter all have settings that let you tweak what others can see on your profile, but navigating those settings can be a bit of a mess. Not all social networks give you complete control over your privacy online, so here's a quick overview of what Facebook, Google+, and Twitter allow you to do.
The company rolled out incremental improvements to its social network platform while adding social elements to its other offerings.
In Asia, the iTunes Store is maneuvering and muscling for rank; Google+ for tablets is pouring through the turns; and one Twitter user points out that Apple is still thinking of the classic designer for whom it still burns.
Zynga announced Tuesday that it would build a social gaming network that provides a more unified gaming experience, whether players are on Facebook, iOS or Android devices.
Facebook is testing a mobile-only feature, called Find Friends Nearby, that allows users to connect with new social contacts based on who is nearby and using a browser.
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Yammer, a maker of cloud-based enterprise social networking software, for $1.2 billion in cash.
It's a Google-heavy day: One blog uncovers what may be the company's new tablet; a company executive says that Google Maps and iOS aren't totally splitsville; and Mac news is now de rigueur for Mountain View.
Twitter was forced to roll back its software to a previous stable version on Thursday in order to restore service after a two-hour outage.