As part of changes rolling out this week, Yahoo will import personal updates from Facebook's social network for users who want a bridge between two of the world's most popular websites.
A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook.
Facebook, once a small, "free" social networking site for university undergraduates to share personal information, has become a vast subdivision on the information super highway.
Facebook has rolled out new, simplified privacy settings to pacify users after criticism that its previous settings shared too much personal information with other users, outsiders and third parties.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a donation to help four US college students seeking to create an alternative to the social media behemoth.
Facebook has responded to privacy concerns by announcing simplified privacy controls and applying them retroactively, so users can protect the status updates and photos they have posted in the past.
Facebook will roll out new, simpler privacy controls today, after criticism of its latest privacy settings by users, governments and privacy groups, including New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has publicly admitted the giant social media site got it wrong with recent changes to privacy settings, and he says improvements are on their way.
New Zealanders unhappy with changes to Facebook's privacy settings can share their concerns with the Privacy Commissioner.
Quelling rumors of a breakup, Facebook and the company behind many of the most popular games on the social network say they've signed a five-year partnership that will keep "Farmville," ''Mafia Wars" and "Cafe World" on the site.
Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more. To combat malicious attacks, phishing scams and spam, the online social network is rolling out new security features.
A 23-year-old man died on Thursday after an accident at a huge alcohol-drenched party organised on Facebook - one of two such events held simultaneously in two French cities that drew nearly 20,000 people and, police say, are a dangerous trend.
Facebook is spreading its wings to the broader web with new tools that will allow users to see personalised versions of websites they visit elsewhere.
A young man spurned by a teenage girl he fell for later set up a Facebook page to harass her, a court was told.
A Russian Facebook hacker is not based in New Zealand, say police following a two-week investigation.
For those who thought they could avoid joining the more than 400 million residents of Planet Facebook, abandon all hope. Social media - complete with Facebook-like status updates, profile pages and networks of social connections - is coming to your office cubicle.