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Spotlight: Facebook likes Trend, F-Secure

Facebook being a tempting target, the social network has announced a new partnership with Trend Micro and F-Secure. Facebook will now offer free anti-malware downloads for its users, with automated...

Your coworker doesn't have a crush on you (but spammers do)

File under "devious": Apparently over-eager to sign up participants for its dating service, a Los Angeles app company called Sway seems to have scraped social media sites and then spammed...

Facebook thanks mobile for ad revenue boost while Google struggles

Facebook and Google are ramping up mobile advertising efforts--with varying degrees of success.

Promotions key to mobile commerce success this holiday

Although the nation's retailers reported a disappointing holiday shopping season overall, activity in the m-commerce space continued to grow each year.

Email: The best social network yet

Social networks have taken over the Internet, and since everyone is using them, is there any need for email anymore?  It turns out that email is more important than ever, serving as "the glue that holds the social web together," writes Mike Elgan at  Computerworld.

Governments may initiate attacks against social networking sites

Social networking operators are more vulnerable than your typical website, says Phillip Hallam-Barker, vice president and principal scientist of Comodo Group.

Large enterprises latching on to private social networks like Chatter

Private social networks are blanketing the enterprise, with hundreds of thousands of organizations having deployed them over the last year and a half, reports Carolyn Duffy Marsan at Network World.

Why Google+ insists on real names

Those still hoping that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) will back down from its insistence on using real names for its Google+ social network may have to simply bear with it--or go elsewhere. In an interview

Millions of Americans risk ID theft via social networks

Millions of Americans adults run the risk of identity theft via social networks, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive. As reported by CNET, 18 percent of men would accept a friend

No irony in funding Facebook while keeping workers off it

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) revealed a $450 million investment in Facebook last week, and yet the investment giant still blocks its employees from using the social networking site. Goldman Sachs is in