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Twitter API Still Offers Enough Metadata to Reveal Where You Lived and Worked: Study

Twitter knows what you did last summer, at least before 2015. Sharing your location along with a small text was probably one of the biggest use cases of Twitter back in the days. When most users were tagging their location to their tweets, they didn’t realise Twitter was capturing their exact coordinates. A group of […]

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Twitter Plans to Test New Conversation Features in Public

Twitter is planning to allow users to try out new features such as status updates to encourage conversations among its users, a media report said. In an interview to Engadget at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, a top Twitter executive said that the social media platform would try to involve its users in testing the features before formally rolling them out […]

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Facebook, Google, Twitter Lawsuits Over San Bernardino Shooting Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook, Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on their social media platforms. In a decision late Monday, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said the attack, which killed 14 people […]

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Dormant Twitter Accounts Being Hacked to Spread IS Propaganda: Report

Exploiting a decade-old flaw, hackers are taking control of dormant Twitter accounts to spread Islamic State (IS) propaganda, a media report said. Although Twitter has suspended many of these accounts, some are still active, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Some of these accounts are tweeting messages supporting violence. To take control of the accounts that have remained inactive for years, […]

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Trump Warns Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tells Them to Be ‘Careful’

US President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on big tech firms Tuesday, warning Facebook, Googleand Twitter to be “careful,” hours after slamming what he called “rigged” Internet search results. Trump offered no details on what if any actions he might take, but a top White House aide suggested the administration may look at some type of regulation in response to the […]

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Twitter for Android Gets Automatic Night Mode

  HIGHLIGHTS Twitter for Android bumps to version 7.2 It introduces the new automatic night mode feature This comes a week after Twitter’s overhauled interface Twitter has updated its Android app to introduce automatic night mode for all its users. First, the app featured a manual toggle that allowed it to switch to night mode, […]

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Twitter Hires Ned Segal, Former Goldman Sachs Managing Director, as CFO

  Twitter Inc on Tuesday hired Ned Segal, senior vice president of finance at Intuit Inc and a former managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, as its chief financial officer beginning in late August. Anthony Noto, who has been serving as Twitter’s CFO and chief operating officer since November, will remain at the company as […]