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 extends photo comments to Pages

A MONTH after Facebook rolled out photo comments for personal accounts, Facebook on Thursday extends the feature to Facebook Pages. In a report from Mashable, users and Page admins can now respond to posts and comments using a photo instead of, or accompanied by, words. Leaving a photo comment is as simple as clicking on …

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 …

Facebook introduces hashtags

NEW YORK — Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them. Facebook Inc. said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to click a hashtag to see a feed of discussions about a particular …