Those who, for reasons that vary among users, choose to set their Twitter accounts as protected, keeping unwanted and prying eyes out, were potentially vulnerable from November 2013 up until yesterday, Twitter has reported on its blog.
Users might have felt a slight disturbance in the Twitter universe when a number of users received email notices to change their passwords. Fortunately and amusingly, this time there was no security breach involved but is actually what can be best described as a freak accident.
Twitter, keeping in line with some of its other eclectic design choices, has tapped San Francisco-based Lundberg Design to design elements of new employee dining rooms made from two old Montana cabins. The cabins were bought by Lundberg on Craigslist, of all places.
By now you’ve likely seen the "selfie" photo taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Oscars. What you might not know is the process that lead up to it - and no, that didn’t just happen to be Ellen’s everyday phone taking a selfie for the fun of it. It is true, on the other hand, that the photo did turn out quite well due to the relative excellence of the device at hand.
Some people have an unhealthy attachment to their Twitter accounts, but for Naoki Hiroshima, it was a matter of tens of thousands of dollars. With no exact explanations given, his precious @N handle which was extorted from him last month, was finally restored to his custody.
Don’t expect one whole heck of a lot of tweets coming out of Venezuela in the immediate future as President Nicolas Maduro’s government has shut down the internet and select TV channels. Having shut down Twitter access for the area this past week, Venezuela’s state-run ISP CANTV has been cut in areas such as San Cristobal. This area is a regional capital in the west of the country and CANTV controls the vast majority of internet connectivity in the area.
Have you ever told a fable on Twitter, perhaps for humor's sake or as an accidental faux pas? Ever retweeted something, only to later discover it was false? Soon such tweets will be tested under the watchful eye of Pheme, a lie detector of sorts that aims to determine in real time whether a tweet contains the truth or is a lie.
As protests in Venezuela -- which were recently banned, spurring further unrest -- ramp up, the nation's government has blocked its citizens from seeing photos on Twitter, the microblogging service said today. The move aims to keep users from accessing images from the protests, stifling news and the spread of information.
Earlier this month, Twitter's new interface rolled out largely to the social network's users following the announcement back in January. It appears this isn't the end of the company's upcoming design changes, however, with some users recently finding their profile pages completely overhauled.
An updated transparency report has arrived from Twitter today. This report is released on a biannual basis, which means this latest is offering a look at what happened during the second half of 2013. As a whole, the report is showing an increase in government requests. This latest report also arrives as the fourth, which means there is now two years worth of data to consider.