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Twitter and Syrian Electronic Army go to battle

Twitter and Syrian Electronic Army go to battle

After the Syrian Electronic Army took over several of CBS's Twitter accounts recently, Twitter has focused its priorities on taking the hackers down, well at least their Twitter accounts. Twitter proceeded to shut down the SEA's official Twitter account, and the hackers responded by creating another Twitter account named @Official_SEA. This quickly led to a back-and-forth ban/account-creation battle between the two entities.

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Twitter spoiler cut-back tipped for 2013 NFL Draft

Twitter spoiler cut-back tipped for 2013 NFL Draft

While the 2012 NFL Draft was marred online by insider parties using Twitter to announce picks before television broadcasts could so so themselves, sources this week are making clear a new expected etiquette of those present at the event. The word being used this week by news officials is "speculation": before the NFL commissioner makes an announcement, mum's the word. Even so, hard-and-fast rules on this situation appear to be able to be bent, just so long as they're not broken.

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Syrian Electronic Army claims credit for CBS Twitter accounts hack

Syrian Electronic Army claims credit for CBS Twitter accounts hack

Yesterday, several of CBS's Twitter accounts were hacked, including its main account, and its accounts for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and CBS Denver. The hackers got into the account and tweeted a series of things relating to President Obama and the United States being in cahoots with Al-Qaeda. The tweets also had links that led users to malware-infested sites. While CBS was able to regain access to its accounts, it was unable to figure out who was behind the attacks, until now.

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Hackers take control of several CBS News Twitter accounts

Hackers take control of several CBS News Twitter accounts

It looks like CBS is the latest victim in a series of Social Network account hacks that seem to be prevalent this year. Today, CBS stated that several of its Twitter accounts, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBSDenver, and its official Twitter account were all compromised earlier today. The hackers used the accounts and tweeted things like, "General Dempsey calls for #Obama's arrest under new anti-terror laws #48hours".

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Twitter Music iPhone app hands-on

Twitter Music iPhone app hands-on

Today the Twitter #music app has been launched for iPhone and the web. While you'll be able to use this app on your iPad and iPod touch, right here at the start it's really an iPhone-specific interface - and yes, you'll not be seeing an Android app for some time. Right out of the box you'll find that this app shines forth with four distinct ways for you to discover and share new music.

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Twitter Music app launches today: iPhone first

Twitter Music app launches today: iPhone first

Twitter has announced today a brand new service they'll be offering through the web and in their brand new iOS-only app: Twitter #Music! This environment will be one in which Twitter will be showing off music shared by artists around the world using algorithms that get the rhythm straight to your face from your phone or desktop computer. Unfortunately it appears that Android users are going to be left out - at first.

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Twitter to make “big” announcement on Good Morning America tomorrow

Twitter to make “big” announcement on Good Morning America tomorrow

Leave it to Twitter to make announcements in a way that is, shall we say, atypical in nature. Good Morning America just sent out a tweet stating that Twitter will be making a "BIG" announcement tomorrow morning on the show. Twitter hasn't made any announcement on its own account, and while we have no idea what they're going to announce, there are a couple of possibilities.

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Twitter gets creepier with keyword-targeted ads

Twitter gets creepier with keyword-targeted ads

This week the folks at Twitter have announced the first wave of keyword targeting in timelines - available to advertisers for every place that Twitter Ads are supported. You'll be working in all languages and in every single Twitter market across the advertising universe with targeted ads. In this case it means that if someone tweets about something they enjoy, an advertisement can now see that and target itself based on the subject matter.

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WhatsApp boasts 200M monthly active users, now bigger than Twitter

WhatsApp boasts 200M monthly active users, now bigger than Twitter

WhatsApp's popularity has skyrocketed since its launch back in 2009. At All Things D's conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, Jan Koum, CEO of WhatsApp, stated that the smartphone app is even more popular than Twitter now. It currently has over 200 million monthly active users, who send out and receive over 20 billion messages each day. WhatsApp processes a estimated total of 12 billion outbound messages and 8 billion inbound messages on a daily basis.

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Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

The folks at Bloomberg chatted with two sources said to be involved in some private talks that Twitter is undergoing with Viacom and NBCUniversal about offering their content on the microblogging service. The sources, who won't named, said that discussions with Viacom concern displaying TV show clips and ads, but the subject of its talks with NBCUniversal weren't specified.

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