Protecting your Facebook privacy Video
Molly Wood shows you how to tweak your Facebook profile and protect your privacy.
CNET's Sumi Das talks to reporter Donna Tam about the privacy fears Facebook users are experiencing as the social network continues the worldwide rollout of its Timeline feature.
Last week, Google launched Buzz, a status update tool with elements of Twitter, Facebook, and Friendfeed in it. When the app first launched, it's fair to say it was a little too eager to use and share the details of users' personal networks. What was Google thinking? We have two guests to discuss: Mike Yang, Managing Product Counsel for Google, and Jared Kaprove a fellow at EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
How will the newly redesigned News Feed affect your Facebook experience, and what motivated the social-media giant to make the changes? Sumi Das talks to CNET's Donna Tam, who attended Thursday's event at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Twitter wants to make one thing clear to the media -- it takes two to protect Twitter accounts. Twitter sent out a warning memo asking media groups to do their part to protect passwords after several high-profile accounts were hacked. CNET's Sumi Das and Seth Rosenblatt have the Inside Scoop on what Twitter is doing to prevent future hacks, including work on two-factor authentication.
The social network is looking to loosen its privacy and advertising policies and has asked users to vote on the proposed changes. But despite seeking users' opinions, Facebook is likely to do exactly as it chooses. Why? Sumi Das asks CNET News Executive Editor Paul Sloan.
If you've ever petitioned Facebook to add a "Dislike" button to the site, you might get a kick out of a new antisocial networking site that lets your friends anonymously rag on you from the privacy of their homes. Failin.gs is currently in beta, but soon you'll be able to hit your friends up for anonymous comments about your mundane status updates. No, it doesn't integrate with Facebook itself (thankfully), but hopefully it'll force you to think twice about telling everyone what you had for dinner last night.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveils a new tool that aims to offer improved, more relevant search results. CNET's Sumi Das explains how the social network is trying to satisfy users' search needs.
The FBI is forming a new cyber intelligence and research unit that's able to monitor social media communication. Sumi Das breaks down what you need to know before tweeting or Facebooking.
In what would come to cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premier publishing house in the early 1970s.