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Twitter CEO’s @Jack account hacked [Update]

Twitter CEO’s @Jack account hacked [Update]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is having a bad day, with hackers taking over control of his account and using it to tweet out racism and profanity. A group referring to itself as the "Chuckle Gang" apparently broke into the @jack account, and then proceeded to send out racism and retweet other users to the chief executive's 4.2 million followers.

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Twitter DMs update test hides messages 3 layers deep

Twitter DMs update test hides messages 3 layers deep

Twitter began testing a new way to hide unwanted messages in their social network DM requests today. The new way in which messages are arranged starts as it's always started - in the direct messages menu. From there, standard messages appear in a list, just below "Message requests". From there, things go even deeper.

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Twitter is letting some Android users follow curated topics

Twitter is letting some Android users follow curated topics

Twitter is planning a change that will make it easier for users to get content related to certain interests rather than from specific users. The company is currently testing the ability to follow curated topics, which presents users with related content surfaced using machine learning. The test is available to some users on Android at this time and is presently limited to sports content.

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Twitter Snooze mutes notifications for a social media detox

Twitter Snooze mutes notifications for a social media detox

At some point, all of us need a break from social media. While some of us are good at closing an app like Twitter or Facebook and leaving it alone for a while, others are quickly pulled back in by push notifications. Twitter seems to be testing a solution to that problem, allowing users to silence push notifications for a set period of time.

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F-Secure Data Discovery Portal reveals your Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Snapchat, Apple data with a click

F-Secure Data Discovery Portal reveals your Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Snapchat, Apple data with a click

The brands Google, Apple, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Amazon are all on the list. In the F-Secure Data Discovery Portal, you'll be shown the ways and means with which you'll learn all the data these major internet-centric companies have on you - and what you'll be able to do with this knowledge now that it's yours once more. Ever wonder how many recordings of your voice Amazon keeps? Now you can hear yourself in each file, one by one.

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Here’s how Twitter 2020 Olympics streaming coverage is limited

Here’s how Twitter 2020 Olympics streaming coverage is limited

For the past two decades - and the foreseeable future - the place to watch the Olympics is NBC, either by tuning in on cable or by watching on NBC's own digital streaming platform. NBC is beginning to loosen its tight grip on Olympics coverage ever so slightly, agreeing to allow Twitter to stream some coverage during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Twitter won't get to stream much coverage, but it's better than nothing.

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Twitter’s desktop redesign is here, but you still can’t edit tweets

Twitter’s desktop redesign is here, but you still can’t edit tweets

For a while now, Twitter has been testing a redesign that's meant to bring the desktop experience more in line with how the service appears on other platforms - namely smartphones. Today, that redesign is rolling out to everyone, complete with a hefty helping of new features Twitter users will want to know about. Unfortunately, the ability to edit tweets is not one of the new features shipping along with this update, so those of you who have been waiting for that functionality will just have to wait longer.

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Twitter will label politician tweets that break its rules

Twitter will label politician tweets that break its rules

Twitter has something of a tricky situation on its hands. Sometimes, public figures - specifically, people in government - say things on Twitter that violate the company's rules, forcing Twitter to make a tough decision. Does it enforce its rules and remove the offending tweet, or does it leave the tweet published because it's in the public interest to do so?

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Twitter removes precise location sharing, but there’s an exception

Twitter removes precise location sharing, but there’s an exception

Back in 2009, Twitter added a feature that we now know wouldn't prove very popular: precise geotagging. With this feature, users could enable the platform to share their precise location with tweets, something Twitter said would add 'compelling context...to each burst of information.' In a simple tweet this week, the company said it is mostly scrapping the feature.

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Google’s Pixel 4 strategy just made Apple the copycat

Google’s Pixel 4 strategy just made Apple the copycat

For the past several days, the Google Pixel 4 seemed to leak one tiny detail every few hours. The earliest major leak seemed to be a set of 3D renders of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, in part of their glory (not all their glory, as the design details didn't seem complete). That leak looked really, really familiar - especially when compared to the also-leaked hardware designs of what's assumed to be the iPhone 11. With neither phone acknowledged as existing, who was the copycat?

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No, Twitter won’t notify you if someone DMs your tweets

No, Twitter won’t notify you if someone DMs your tweets

Twitter isn't going to tattle on you if you share a tweet in a direct message, the social network has confirmed today, putting to rest an ominous rumor from the past few days. Reports had circulated over the weekend that Twitter users would be alerted if their tweets were shared through private DMs.

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Twitter live video broadcasts now support up to three guests

Twitter live video broadcasts now support up to three guests

Twitter features a live video tool that enables users to broadcast content to their followers and the general Twitter user base. This feature has, until now, been limited to broadcasting the user live while viewers were limited to interacting using chat messages. That changes with the company's newest update -- broadcasting users can now add multiple people to their live videos for real-time communication.

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