The US Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people “storm Area 51”, the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.
The chief of Facebook’s new digital currency has said it understands “loud and clear” that people do not want financial details connected to their social media data.
Fresh efforts to tackle scam ads across Facebook are being introduced in the UK today following action taken by Martin Lewis.
The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
A Shetland ambulance technician has launched a campaign to encourage more people to learn about basic life support training such as CPR - with her well-known dogs the star of the show.
The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, in a move that could lead to US taxes on French imports.
Police have arrested five people and seized sound equipment after a social media tip-off about an illegal dance party in Norfolk.
The woman behind an internet campaign designed to encourage others to discuss their mental health says she was inspired to launch the drive after the suicide of someone she knew.
A court order banning social media companies from allowing identification of two juvenile killers on their platforms has been continued.
Car enthusiasts have defended a “social meet-up” after being accused of being “boy racers” who caused early-morning mayhem in a city suburb.
German authorities say they have issued Facebook with a 2 million euro (£1.8 million) fine under a law designed to combat hate speech.
It is a church without an organ and meets in a special needs school in the heart of the Highland capital.
The Irish broadcasting watchdog has rejected criticism that it is not the right institution to regulate harmful online content of social media giants Facebook and Twitter.
There is “absolutely no evidence” that Russia influenced the EU referendum result using Facebook, the tech giant’s vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said.
Facebook and eBay have been urged by the competition watchdog to stop the sale of fake reviews through their sites, after it found “troubling evidence” that there is a thriving marketplace for them.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is to give a thumbs up to Facebook and hail a “new economy” built on digital payments, in his annual Mansion House speech.
Facebook has announced its own form of cryptocurrency called Libra alongside a digital wallet named Calibra, which will allow users to pay for everyday items directly using their smartphone.
Facebook is to launch a cryptocurrency next year – backed by the likes of Mastercard, Visa and PayPal – which will allow people to move money from their smartphone.
An adventurous young otter has proved a hit with visitors to a Moray park after taking a liking to its pond.
Social media “runs people’s lives” and leaves them “a slave” to others, Madonna has said.
Another new video streaming service looks set to launch next year from the former boss of Walt Disney Studios, who wants to make high-quality short-form entertainment backed by Hollywood.
Channel 4 will launch a raft of content on social media platforms to attract a “new generation” of viewers.
US police are searching for a fugitive who failed to honour an agreement and surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media.
Facebook says it has removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months.
Change UK and the Brexit Party have spent more on Facebook advertising than any other party in the lead-up to the European elections, new figures show.
The head of the UK’s advertising watchdog has said social media platforms are “not as transparent as we would like”, as complaints about online ads spiked last year by 41%.
Guaranteeing parents their children will not be groomed by predators on Facebook is “a very difficult promise to make”, one of its senior executives has told an inquiry.
Cybersecurity experts have warned WhatsApp users to update the messaging app as soon as possible following the discovery of a major vulnerability that could allow attackers to install a malicious code on smartphones.
Around 550 people were evacuated from The University of Canberra Library after a suspected gas leak turned out to be a particularly smelly piece of fruit.
An exodus of young people from Facebook has seen fake news spread to Generation Z through memes on Instagram, a leading journalism academic has said.
Donald Trump has criticised social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!”
An Australian politician has been mocked on social media after appearing to comment on his own Facebook video to congratulate himself.