Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

NEW YORK — Security experts said passwords of more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can do to minimize further […]

Facebook, Yahoo want to disclose orders data

WASHINGTON — Facebook and Yahoo asked a secret court Monday to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The two tech companies filed separate, similar motions Monday with the secret court that oversees that law. Two other companies, Google and Microsoft, have similar ...

Instagram to roll out ads next year

AS INSTAGRAM, a popular social photo-sharing application, reached 150 million users, the company announced Monday that it will begin to sell ads within next year. In a report from Wall Street Journal, Emily White, Instagram director of Business Operations had a meeting with Chief Executive Kevin Systrom. “For the first two weeks, I locked him ...

Facebook: Governments demanded data on 38K users

WASHINGTON — Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday. The social-networking giant is the latest technology company to release figures on how often governments seek information about ...

Facebook introduces video on Instagram

NEW YORK — Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing app, Vine. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said Thursday that users will be able to record and share 15-second clips by tapping a video icon in the app. They can also apply filters to videos ...