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Path sells its social-networking app to Daum Kakao

Privacy-focused social network for mobile devices eschewed advertising but failed to gain traction beyond tech circles.

By May 28, 2015


Use Cloak to avoid social-network frenemies in real life

The iPhone application, which bills itself as an antisocial network, alerts you when flagged Instagram and Foursquare "friends" are close by.

By March 19, 2014


Protect yourself from social-network malware (video)

Forget e-mail spam. Online miscreants are now all over popular social-media sites, and they're out to steal your identity. CNET's Sumi Das shows how you can protect yourself.

By November 13, 2012


Social-networking app Path finally forges its way to the iPad

The company rebuilt its iPhone app, which lets users build private social networks with friends and family, from the ground up for tablet use.

By November 1, 2012


Feds snoop on social-network accounts without warrants

Justice Department report shows real-time surveillance targeting social networks and e-mail providers jumped 80 percent from 2010 to 2011. The ACLU says current law doesn't protect Americans' privacy.

By September 27, 2012


Tech Minute: Intimate social-networking sites

For a lot of people, sites like Facebook or Google Plus have become too impersonal for sharing life's important moments. After all, you could have hundreds or thousands of "friends" who might not care about all those details. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two more intimate social-networking sites that make privacy a priority.

By August 28, 2012


Social-network update: Facebook up; Twitter slow?

Hackers did not take down Facebook today, as they had earlier claimed they would. Meanwhile, the pace of tweets appears to have slowed amid an ongoing Twitter boycott. And Twitter's lawyer responds.

By January 28, 2012


Twitter buys social-network aggregator Summify

Twitter purchases Summify and its social-media news aggregator, but it's not clear as to how Twitter will be making use of the new product just yet.

By January 19, 2012


YouTube gets social-networking face-lift

The Web video service undertakes a major redesign of the site to try to help make it easier for users to find and organize the best entertainment channels.

By December 1, 2011


Breathe in Blu's social-networking cigarette pack

"Smart" cigarette package brings networking to smokers by flashing and vibrating when it detects other packs nearby. But will it help them quit?

By May 13, 2011