Category: Twitter

Jack Dorsey Twitter Hack May Be A Protest Against Hate Speech Online
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Jack Dorsey Twitter Hack May Be A Protest Against Hate Speech Online

The Jack Dorsey hack may have been a protest against Twitter’s reluctance to censor hate speech while also highlighting no one is safe online. | Source: REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo In a shocking display of Twitter’s vulnerability, CEO Jack Dorsey had his account hacked. The offending tweets were clearly intended to be as offensive as possible…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Own Account Hacked
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Own Account Hacked

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had his twitter account hacked earlier today, with the hackers posting a string of racial messages and a false report of a bomb threat before he regained control of his account. “A flurry of offensive messages including racial slurs were posted on Dorsey’s Twitter page” reported Sky News. The tweets have…

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Shaq Ignites Twitter Backlash Over Shameless $500 Contest – CCN Markets
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Shaq Ignites Twitter Backlash Over Shameless $500 Contest – CCN Markets

Shaq launched an animation contest, and Twitter slammed him for shamelessly trying to rob artists and compensate them with a ridiculously-paltry “prize.” | Source: REUTERS / Brendan McDermid NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal ignited a Twitter firestorm this week when he launched what can only be described as the Kazaam of animation contests. Shaq, it seems,…

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Twitter picks up team from narrative app Lightwell in its latest effort to improve conversations
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Twitter picks up team from narrative app Lightwell in its latest effort to improve conversations

Twitter’s ongoing, long-term efforts to make conversations easier to follow and engage with on its platform is getting a boost with the company’s latest acquihire. The company has picked up the team behind Lightwell, a startup that had built a set of developer tools to build interactive, narrative apps, for an undisclosed sum. Lightwell’s founder and…

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Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network
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Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network

Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform. The new policy was announced just hours after the company identified an information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China as part of an effort to “sow political discord” around events in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. Over…

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Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks
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Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks

Twitter has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data with advertising partners even when a user had expressly told it not to. Back in May the social network disclosed a bug that in certain conditions resulted in an account’s location data…

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Twitter Suspends Account Allegedly Linked to Ohio Shooter
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Twitter Suspends Account Allegedly Linked to Ohio Shooter

Twitter suspended an account Sunday evening allegedly linked to the gunman who killed nine and wounded dozens outside a Dayton, Ohio, bar early Sunday morning, after several reports identified the account and noted its left-wing political orientation. The user, “@iamthespookster,” identified as a “leftist,” according to the Twitter profile. The suspended account tweeted in support…

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