Facebook ‘colonialism’ row stokes distrust

By BBC Mark Zuckerberg has moved quickly to put a digital bargepole between himself and one of Facebook's influential and well-regarded board members. He was attempting to limit the damage caused by a tweet that could...

Twitter shares drop on slowing user growth

By BBC Shares of Twitter fell in after-hours trading as the company's quarterly results showed user growth faltering. Twitter reported a net loss of $90m (£62m) for the last three months of 2015 versus a loss...

Twitter puts video ads and top tweets at start of timelines

By BBC Twitter is making two major changes to the way its users' timelines appear. The app will show a selection of prioritised tweets, based on what it thinks users are "most likely to care about",...

Legal breakthrough for Google’s self-driving car

By BBC. Google's self-driving car system could soon be given the same legal definition as a human driver, paving the way for vehicles without steering wheels or pedals. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

Young ‘ignore social media age limits’

By BBC More than three-quarters of children aged 10 to 12 in the UK have social media accounts, even though they are below the age limit, a survey for CBBC Newsround suggests. The study, marking this...

Facebook hit by French privacy order

By BBC Facebook has been given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France. Last year, it made changes to the way the site is viewed in Belgium following...

13 rules for staying safe on the Internet

By Yahoo News February 9 is Safer Internet Day. For the last 13 years, cyber advocates across the world have used the second Tuesday in February to remind people to be careful out there. The day...

Two bidders selected for Kenya Digital Literacy Programme

By Margaret Kalekye/Release The ICT Authority has announced that it has achieved a major milestone towards the implementation of the Digital Literacy Programme. It said that it will be moving to the proof of concept in...

‘How to calculate safe days’ tops Google search in Kenya

By Ruth Mutegi “How to calculate safe days”, “How to decorate a bedroom”, “How to talk to a girl you like”…. No, we are not giving you a lecture on Reproductive Health; these are just...

Facebook’s 3.57 degrees of separation

By BBC If you pick any two Facebook users, it's been calculated there's an average of 3.57 "degrees of separation" between them. The maths has been done using the social media giant's handy data set of...
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