Researchers identified a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could enable an attacker to intercept shared locations using a man-in-the-middle attack, or a rogue access point.
On Tuesday, the company unveiled the coming changes.
Experts have uncovered a phishing ruse that leverages a fake voting campaign to trick users into giving up their Facebook login credentials.
The social media giant received close to 15,000 submissions, 687 of which were valid.
Hacked Pinterest accounts began posting weight loss spam, and pictures of butts too.
One of the top consumer watchdogs in France has sued social media giants Twitter, Facebook and Google over their data-collection policies.
On Wednesday, a court in Ankara, Turkey overturned the government's ban on Twitter, according to a report by The New York Times.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris have each filed amicus briefs with a court of appeals disputing the interpretation of child privacy law in a federal case involving Facebook.
According to reports, the Turkish Prime Minister vowed in a speech to "eradicate Twitter."
An email sent out to the social media management platform's users states that the assault began Thursday at 6:45 a.m. PST, making the service temporarily unavailable.
Twitter has scrapped its plans to encrypt its users' direct messages in light of heavy government surveillance, a project previously reported on by the New York Times.
In addition to phoning President Obama, Facebook's CEO published his thoughts on the social networking site.
Security site Malwarebytes.org first warned users about the threat targeting Windows users.
An unknown attacker accessed the pop singer's account for about 15 minutes mid-afternoon on Saturday and tweeted multiple times before Bieber's team regained control.
Twitter accidentally sent out password reset emails to thousands of users due to a system error.
Twitter returned a coveted username - @N - to Naoki Hiroshima on Tuesday, roughly one month after an attacker stole it through extortion.
In a move to bolster privacy, LinkedIn has added a feature that allows users to block other users on the networking platform.
Following the new rules regarding transparency reports by Department of Justice, the social media giant believes further information should be shared, and may seek legal options to protect its First Amendment rights.
Foursquare - a social networking company that relies on users checking in on mobile devices from locations around the world - announced a partnership with Microsoft on Tuesday.
GoDaddy admitted that an employee was social engineered into giving up information that resulted in Naoki Hiroshima being extorted for his rare Twitter username.
Naoki Hiroshima recently relinquished to an attacker a prized possession that he owned since 2007: a very rare Twitter username so coveted that not only have people tried to steal it, but one person offered $50,000 for it.
The Syrian Electronic Army has taken claim on Twitter for compromising a variety of social media websites belonging to CNN and using the accounts to post messages blasting the popular news network's reporting.
A Brazilian computer engineer was recently awarded a reported $33,500 for discovering a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Facebook.
Snapchat said Monday that increasing spam is the result of a growing service, and not the recent data breach that affected 4.6 million users.
Snapchat has updated its app for Android and iOS devices to include some new security features.
LinkedIn filed a complaint on Monday to discover who is responsible for scraping data from real accounts to create thousands of phony accounts.
Having denied that customer PINs were impacted in the breach, officials with Target have now confirmed that phishing communications have begun making the rounds.
Researchers with Australian-based Gibson Security released a study that includes their documentation of Snapchat's API and its several vulnerabilities.
The Syrian Electronic Army stamped its avian emblem on the Twitter account belonging to the publication on Friday and also claimed to have tampered with the Person of the Year poll.
The issue would allow users to discover Facebook IDs - depending on the targets Facebook privacy settings - and leverage that credential into connecting with the person.