The single sign-on protocols that allow users to sign in to a range of websites with their Google or Facebook accounts suffer from security flaws that could allow scammers to log in as somebody else, security researchers have reported.
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Ranking Democrats Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters on Thursday to developers of iOS apps, asking for information on how the programs collect and store user data.
Facebook now automatically displays shared photos at their highest possible resolution for users on a desktop and offers a full-screen viewing option, the company announced Thursday.
Venmo, a venture-funded East Coast startup, Tuesday publicly launched a person-to-person payment app that emphasizes sharing payments on social networks.
FutureAdvisor launched Tuesday a financial services website that displays, analyzes and offers advice about a user's entire investment portfolio.
French startup Jolicloud announced a new service Monday that will allow users to access through a single interface the content they have published on various photo sharing sites and social networks.
Soon FourSquare won't be the only cool kid on the location-based apps block: A new wave of startups, including Highlight, Zaarly, TaskRabbit and Localmind, are generating buzz at South by Southwest by drawing on smartphone location data to deliver a range of social, commercial and informational experiences.
A Sunday afternoon panel designed to address head-on privacy concerns stemming from so-called "big data" collection sparked passions even though both Facebook and Google, whose privacy practices draw most consternation from critics, declined to participate, leaving no one to take the side of industry.
Social discovery apps, which alert users to potential social contacts in their proximity, are hot at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference, so organizers tapped Andrea Vaccari of Glancee to give a last-minute overview of them.
Mobile payments will become ubiquitous -- really, this time -- in the next few years, according to a panel discussion at the SXSW conference Saturday.
Facebook will soon roll out an "Add Interests" menu option that allows its users to subscribe to content feeds by subject area, the company said on Thursday.
AllTuition, which launched a college financial-aid application service, won an informal vote among a high-powered panel of judges at the Launch conference on Wednesday.
Rumored layoffs at Yahoo could offer a clue as to how the company's new CEO, Scott Thompson, plans to redirect the stumbling Internet giant.
Zynga will launch its own social gaming platform and open it up to third-party game developers, the company announced on Thursday.
Google's top advertising executive, Susan Wojcicki, said on Wednesday that Google's biggest innovations over the next several years will be in personalized search results and ads.