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Twitter will recommend third-party apps for preventing harassment

Twitter is turning to outside developers for help in preventing harassment on its platform. Under a new experiment, the company will recommend third-party moderation apps as an additional measure users can take on top of the app’s built-in tools, With the update, which was first reported by TechCrunch, Twitter will surface recommendations for a series of third-party apps when a user blocks ... Read More »

Musk polls followers on converting Twitter HQ to homeless shelter; Bezos likes idea

Two of the world’s richest people are pitching in ideas to tackle the issue of homelessness, suggesting that Twitter Inc convert its headquarters to a shelter home. Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos on Sunday backed an idea put forth by Elon Musk, who recently became Twitter’slargest shareholder, to convert the social networking firm’s San Francisco headquarters into a homeless shelter as ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter Join Data Transfer Project

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants – Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter – on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data Transfer Project will help users of one service to use ... Read More »

Trump, Obama Lose Followers as Twitter Sanitises Its Platform

HIGHLIGHTS US President Donald Trump lost 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers Barack Obama lost about 400,000 followers “Accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service” US President Donald Trump lost about 100,000 of his 53.4 million followers and former President Barack Obama lost about 400,000 as Twitter began removing locked accounts – which are disabled owing to suspicious activity – to ... Read More »

Twitter to Add Special Labels to Political Candidates in US

Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some US political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information” and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what office a person is running for and where. Both the candidate’s account and the tweets from it will get labels. ... Read More »

Trump’s Blocking of Critics on Twitter Violates Constitution: US Judge

A US judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitterusers from his account on the social media platform based on their political views. Trump has made his @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account an integral and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda, announce policy and attack critics. He has blocked many critics from his account, which ... Read More »

Twitter Users Divided Over 280-Character Limit for Tweets: Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Only 38 percent users said they approved of the 280-character limit Thirty-two percent of the users preferred 140-character tweets A month after the change, 5 percent tweets are longer than 140-characters A month after Twitter doubled its 140-character restriction for people to express more in a tweet, users were divided on the new 280-character limit with only 38 percent approving the ... Read More »

John McAfee, Cyber-Security Pioneer, Says His Twitter Account Was Hacked

HIGHLIGHTS I am an expert but no control over Twitter’s security: McAfee The hacked account was used to promote lesser-known cryptocurrencies His account was hacked despite two-step verification being active Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee’s has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. “Though I am ... Read More »

Twitter Confirms It Is Testing a ‘Tweetstorm’ Feature on Android, iOS

Twitter’s under-testing Tweetstorm feature was spotted back in September, and at the time, was hidden from users. The feature allows the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter’s 280-character limit for messages. Now, it’s starting to show on alpha and beta builds of the Twitter app for Android and iOS. “Back in September, a developer discovered a hidden feature in ... Read More »

Twitter Testing Tweetstorm Feature on Android: Report

  HIGHLIGHTS Twitter testing feature that will simplify how users post “tweetstorms” Hidden inside the Android app is a way to write a “tweetstorm” The feature is yet to be made available for the public Micro-blogging website Twitter is reportedly testing a feature that will simplify the way users post “tweetstorms” – a series of related tweets posted by a user in ... Read More »