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Buffer spam-and-hack attack resolved, new security layers instituted

Buffer spam-and-hack attack resolved, new security layers instituted

Buffer, an app that lets users schedule and post Facebook, Twitter and Google+ updates, is now back up and running after a two-day hack-and-spam ordeal. Buffer was hacked yesterday, sending out third-party spam to thousands of Buffer users' Facebook pages. The company has cleaned up the mess for the most part and instituted new security measures to prevent future blowouts.

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Tweetbot 3 for iPhone gets complete iOS 7 redesign (but you’ll have to pay)

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone gets complete iOS 7 redesign (but you’ll have to pay)

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone has been released, one of the most popular Twitter clients for Apple's platform, updated for iOS 7 and the shift away from skeuomorphic design. The new app keeps the features of the old Tweetbot, but matches the aesthetic of Apple's latest iOS release, complete with minimalistic new iconography and new animations. However, users of Tweetbot 2 will find they have to pay full price for the new version, as no free upgrade is provided.

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Twitter saves money on US taxes with Irish operations

Twitter saves money on US taxes with Irish operations

Unless you are familiar with the inner workings of the corporate world, you may not realize that the way some major technology firms in the US avoid paying so much in taxes is by setting up some operations in the country of Ireland. One of the companies that does this is Apple, which is reportedly saved over $74 billion in corporate taxes since it moved some assets to its Irish operations.

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Twitter expands revenue sources in prep for Nov. 15 IPO

Twitter expands revenue sources in prep for Nov. 15 IPO

With its Nov. 15 IPO less than a month away, Twitter recently explained its latest revenue model additions. They include lead generation, traffic conversion and TV targeting. Having been in business since 2006 but yet to show a profit in any year since, Twitter is under pressure from the investing community to show why its IPO is worth $1 billion.

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NYCC organizer ReedPop spams attendee Twitter accounts

NYCC organizer ReedPop spams attendee Twitter accounts

The radio frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in ID badges for this year's New York Comic Con were used to spam attendees' Twitter accounts the moment they walked into the Javits Center. The spam took the form of overly enthusiastic tweets like "#NYCC is the Best Four Days of my Year!" and "So much pop culture to digest! Can’t. handle. the. awesome.", followed by a link to the NYCC page on Facebook. Attendees were not warned ahead of time about this, and the spamming was intentional.

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