Social Media

Facebook unveils a 'donate to nonprofits' button

Facebook Inc. has unveiled a new feature that lets people contribute directly to a nonprofit through a donate button.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 09:55am EST

Montgomery Co. schools superintendent: Students threatened my family

Montgomery's County schools superintendent, Joshua Starr, says students sent him racist, crass tweets -- some that threatened his family -- in an attempt to convince him to close schools during bad weather last week.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 06:52am EST
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2013: Top social stories on Washington Business Journal

The Washington Business Journal takes a look at what stories did well across three popular networks: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 12:02am EST

Facebook even studies the posts you don't make

Facebook knows what you typed, even if you didn't actually post it.

Sunday - 12/15/2013, 09:27am EST

Mobile app developers vie for the next big thing

Hundreds of mobile app developers, designers, marketers and managers are striving to become the next big thing, during MoDevEast, which runs through Friday in Tysons Corner.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:00am EST

Twitter update focuses on private communications

Twitter, the popular microblogging site, has released an update which focuses on facilitating private messages, instead of the public tweets that made it a social media giant.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:01am EST
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Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits

Technology powerhouses try to protect financial interests as they fight US. government spying

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:00am EST

Target tests Pinterest-powered online storefront

Target Corp. has taken its love for social-media website Pinterest to the next level.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 04:45pm EST

Calif. health exchange shares data without consent

California's insurance exchange gives insurance agents consumer data without their consent

Saturday - 12/07/2013, 08:21pm EST

Pinterest used to explore travel options

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Friday - 12/06/2013, 08:34am EST

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YourDirtyMouth.com finds your offensive Facebook posts

A popular web app lets users find Facebook posts they've made that some might find offensive, with the option of deleting - or repeating - the edgy comments.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:47am EST

Smartphone/camera hybrid zooms in on better pictures

As companies battle to stand-out in a crowded smartphone world, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom melds phone and camera technology in a single device.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:15am EST

UN advances Internet privacy resolution

Key UN committee unanimously approves resolution on digital privacy

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 04:29pm EST

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Security tips for mobile devices

Mobile devices will help Thanksgiving travelers stay in touch, but being on the road can put mobile security at risk.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 12:49am EST

Apple's iBeacon in stores for holiday shopping

Apple's iBeacon transmitter, which was announced in June, is being tested in some Macy's stores. The shopBeacon transmitter notifies users of sales and bargains as they walk past items they might like.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 12:13am EST

LG looking into claim smart TVs grab user data

LG investigating claim its smart TVs collect users' viewing info

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:42pm EST

Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo

NSA's Google and Yahoo data taps may be legal thanks to decades-old presidential order

Friday - 11/22/2013, 01:40pm EST

Rights groups urge UN to back privacy protection

Rights groups urge UN to back right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in digital age

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 07:58pm EST

Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV vie for streaming-video crown

For as little as $35, movie fans can cut the cord - or even cable - to wired streaming-video devices, letting people quickly, conveniently, and cheaply watch programs on their home TV sets.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 02:20am EST

Google settles $17 million deal over tracking of consumers

Google has agreed to a settlement requiring the Internet giant to change its privacy practices, in particular its setting cookies on certain Safari web browsers during 2011 and 2012.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 12:27pm EST
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