Skype said its social media properties were targeted, with the Syrian Electronic Army appearing to claim credit for the hacks.
Twitter quietly changed its blocking policy on Thursday, but the ensuing user outrage caused the company to quickly backtrack and apologise for the change.
Eight top tech companies in the U.S. have asked governments around the world to reform surveillance laws and practices, and asked the U.S. to take the lead.
Apple has acquired Topsy, a social media analytics company that focuses on a range of data from Twitter, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.
Twitter has implemented new security measures that should reduce eavesdropping on communications between its servers and users, and is calling on other Internet companies to follow its lead.
The federal deficit – the amount by which the US government’s total budget outlay exceeds its total receipts for a fiscal year – is estimated at $680 billion for 2013.
Despite the frothy headlines stirred by Twitter’s initial public offering, tech is not in a bubble of the sort that arose before the 2000 dot-com crash.
Twitter on Monday increased the price of shares in its initial public offering to a range of US$23 to $25 per share and also revealed that IBM has claimed the company has infringed on several patents.
Microsoft bills its Bing search engine as a social one, and to keep it that way it’s renewing a partnership with Twitter to keep tweets appearing in Bing search results, the companies said Friday.
Du found itself in the midst of a social media meltdown on Tuesday, as customers responded via Twitter with outrage to new pricing plans for home services.