Mar 5, 2014 — The company says it is taking a number of steps to try to curtail illegal gun trafficking online. New rules include removing posts that advertise gun sales with "no background check required."
Feb 13, 2014 — Facebook is rolling out changes to its 159 million members in the U.S. that will allow people to have a wider choice than simply male or female when selecting a gender description on the site. Users can choose from roughly 50 options including Trans Male, Trans Woman or Androgynous.
Feb 10, 2014 — A few years ago NPR's Beth Novey started getting mysterious notifications from hundreds of strangers on Facebook — dozens came in every day from all over the world. Figuring out what was going on took her back to her first day on Facebook, six days after it launched in February 2004.
Feb 4, 2014 — Facebook's big birthday comes amid tales of trouble — that its youngest users don't find it cool anymore. But Facebook doesn't seem fazed. It is, after all, a company that serves almost one-fifth of the world's population and took in more than $7 billion last year.
Feb 3, 2014 — Google, Yahoo and others said they received thousands of secret-court-approved government requests for their users' content. The companies said only a small percentage of their users were affected by the requests.
Dec 11, 2013 — After a few moments of review, the top life events people reported in 2013 can read like a 10-sentence short story — perhaps a fable, or a coming-of-age tale. In the U.S., hot topics included the Super Bowl, Pope Francis, and the Harlem Shake.
Nov 29, 2013 — As video games become more mainstream, some social action organizations are using them to raise awareness or raise funds. They advocate for a range of causes, from the struggles of women in the developing world to the effects of power in Congress.
Nov 7, 2013 — The social networking site with 1.2 billion users released a cyberbullying prevention hub with suggestions on how to start conversations, both online and off, and take action on Facebook. It's the first step — but one digital advocacy group says it should have been taken earlier.
Nov 7, 2013 — At the end of its first day of public trading, shares of Twitter were valued at $44.90, reflecting a market value of more than $31 billion. The social media company sold 70 million shares of stock, raising $1.82 billion in the process.
Oct 23, 2013 — Outrage over a clip showing the decapitation of a woman has led the social media giant to say it will do more to delete content that "is being shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate violence."