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Twitter Lite expands to 21 countries, gets push notifications

Twitter Lite expands to 21 countries, gets push notifications

They might be getting a lot of flak for fake news and inconsistent rules, but social media is just as big if not bigger than ever. It could be even bigger if they actually reached markets where even traditional sources of news and communication have a hard time catering to. That’s why there is a sudden rash of “lite” versions of social apps designed to cater to emerging markets with slow Internet and cramped phones. And now Twitter Lite, one of the first to do so, is making it’s going places before everyone else does.

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Trump just put Space Force logos up for online voting

Trump just put Space Force logos up for online voting

Space Force looks more like a joke each time the Trump Administration mentions its name. Today is no different. Earlier in the day Vice President Mike Pence made a public speech about how the "Department of the Space Force" should be made official by the year 2020. This afternoon an email was sent to Trump supporters asking them to vote online for their favorite Space Force logo.

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter team to take the headache out of data transfers

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter team to take the headache out of data transfers

Moving your data between internet services is something that isn't always easy or fast. This is especially true when you're doing something like moving photos between social networks or music libraries and playlists between music streaming services. Today, some of the biggest companies in the world announced that they're going to do something about it, announcing the Data Transfer Project.

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Twitter adds USB security key as a login verification method

Twitter adds USB security key as a login verification method

If you're worried that existing Twitter security measures aren't adequate enough, good news: the company has added support for security keys. The new option is available as of today, enabling security key owners to setup their account so that they can only log in if they have the right USB key. This method joins third-party app verifications.

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Just a few Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube alternatives

Just a few Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube alternatives

If you no longer want to be part of the connected world that's also the ad-supported world, there are alternatives. They aren't the same as the apps and social networks you use now, and it's not often that they get as big a celebrity following - but maybe that's not why you're on the internet in the first place. Today we're having a peek at a few alternatives to the major social networks as they roll right this minute.

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Twitter puts major focus on news with latest updates

Twitter puts major focus on news with latest updates

Twitter, if you couldn't already tell, not only wants to be a place to keep in touch with your friends, but also a platform you can use to keep up with news and other matters that are important to you. We've seen Twitter roll out a number of features over the years to achieve these goals, including Moments and the Explore tab. Today, however, Twitter has detailed plans for a fairly massive expansion of this new initiative, and a number of improvements to existing features are coming along with it.

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Galaxy Note 9: details closer to the truth

Galaxy Note 9: details closer to the truth

Newest details leaked on the Galaxy Note 9 suggest we're already nearly on the money for Samsung's biggest phone of the year. This device isn't going to be more of a Silver Surfer than it is a Galactus. This is the herald of things to come. For some of the more hardcore buy-all-Samsung users, this might be an unwelcome revelation. For those that've been waiting for a couple years to upgrade - an upgrade'll probably be just fine, here and now.

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Melania’s “Be Best” document was a copy, too

Melania’s “Be Best” document was a copy, too

Yesterday we told you about a document released by First Lady Melania Trump and the White House about Internet Bullying. Overnight it was revealed that this document wasn't just written in part by the FTC, as we mentioned, but it was almost a carbon copy of a document released by the FTC back in 2014. All that was changed were the icons and the title of the document.

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Twitter saved your password as plain text: Now it says to change it

Twitter saved your password as plain text: Now it says to change it

Twitter is warning every user on its service to change their password, after discovering that it was inadvertently storing login credentials as plain text. The company announced it had 336m monthly active users only last month, and it turns out it was storing their passwords completely unmasked in an internal log.

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Twitter is down, it’s not just you, April 2018

Twitter is down, it’s not just you, April 2018

This morning Twitter experienced some problems at its source. The servers that keep Twitter in business appeared to be having some issues at around 9AM Central Time, and the problem did not appear to be localized to any one country or region. Reports poured in from California to Poland, Utah to Romania. Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband, because there's no Twitter right now, and that's an issue.

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Quit Facebook but keep your account: Here’s how

Quit Facebook but keep your account: Here’s how

Don't quit Facebook - just turn the right parts off. There's a switch in Facebook that'll turn down all the noise. There's a switch in Facebook that'll turn OFF your need to share all your private info. That switch is called "Unfollow" - and it's been there for a long, long time. It's just a little bit hidden - because Facebook doesn't really want you to use it.

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Twitter’s pistol emoji replaced with squirt gun in new update

Twitter’s pistol emoji replaced with squirt gun in new update

The Twitter emoji, more commonly called Twemoji, were updated to version 2.6 today, the latest update since the minor one introduced in late February. It's a pretty standard update, but there is one interesting aspect to it: the "Pistol" emoji (which is actually a cartoon revolver) has been replaced by an equally cartoony squirt gun.

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