A defect in Google's business software exposed e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers of some users, making them potentially vulnerable to phishing schemes.
Updated iOS app lets you send secure group, text, picture and video messages to other Apple mobile devices, and to Android users who have the TextSecure app.
A leaked email from last year's Sony Pictures hack has revealed the studio lobbied Netflix to tighten restrictions on international users accessing the service "illegally," saying it was a form of "semi-sanctioned" piracy.
The Facebook-owned messaging service retains its position as one of the largest platforms around, according to numbers from WhatsApp.
Visitors to the social network can now explore a selection of tweets without having to register or log in, as Twitter tries to get both passive and active users to interact more frequently with its service.
Instagram added the ability to receive push notifications when someone you follow posts a photo.
The new feature could help WhatsApp better compete with the likes of Skype and Viber, which offer both chatting and voice calling.
Attorney-General George Brandis has officially brought the battle against piracy to Parliament with new legislation that could soon require ISPs to block sites that facilitate copyright infringement.
To protect its 100 million users, the live-stream video service for gamers says it has reset all passwords and disconnected user accounts from Twitter and YouTube.
During the second half of 2014, the total number of government data requests rose slightly to 35,051, with the US and India leading the way, Facebook reports.