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Twitter removes more than one lakh apps to counter malicious activity

July 25, 2018

Twitter said Tuesday it had removed more than 143,000 apps from the messaging service since April in a fresh crackdown on “malicious” activity from automated accounts. The San Francisco-based social network said it was tightening access to its application programming interfaces (APIs) that allows developers to make automated Twitter posts. “We’re committed to providing access to our platform […]

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Twitter Advises Users to Change Passwords After Bug Found

May 30, 2018

Twitter Inc. advised users to change their passwords after the company found a bug in its systems that exposed passwords in plain text internally. The company said it removed the non-encrypted passwords from its system, and is working to avoid such an issue happening again. An internal investigation “shows no indication of breach or misuse by […]

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Twitter to look at your conversation to identify the trolling instincts

May 22, 2018

The microblogging site is looking at the behavioural perspective, to improve the health of the conversation Upping the ante against internet trolls, Twitter is looking at behavioural signals to narrow down on cyber bullies. In its newest safety initiative, the social media website is using machine learning to identify behaviours that distort and detract public conversations on Twitter. “We’ve designed this to […]

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A bad time to be a troll? Twitter’s new update makes it difficult to hurl abuses on social media

May 21, 2018

A new update released by Twitter on May 15 makes it difficult for the trolls that hurl abuse to be used into conversations. The change is made by the social media company in a bid to improve what it has called ‘healthy conversation’. Twitter will make the trolls harder to find that violate its rules. […]

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Twitter rolls out Account Activity API for all developers

May 19, 2018

In December, the company announced the enterprise general availability. San Francisco: Twitter has announced that its new Account Activity API is now available to developers and its legacy services will retire on August 16 and not June 19 as earlier reported. In April 2017, Twitter announced the Account Activity API (application programming interface) to help […]

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Twitter rolls out Account Activity API for all developers

May 17, 2018

Twitter also announced that its legacy services will retire on August 16 Twitter has announced that its new Account Activity API is now available to developers and its legacy services will retire on August 16 and not June 19 as earlier reported. In April 2017, Twitter announced the Account Activity API (application programming interface) to help […]

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Why is Twitter asking users to change their password? All you need to know

May 4, 2018

On Friday morning, about 336 million Twitter users woke up to a note on the micro-blogging website asking them to change their password. This came as a surprise for many, especially because of the recent controversy around the Facebook data breach. On Friday morning, about 336 million Twitter users woke up to a note on […]

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Twitter is promoting more news links in your timeline

May 1, 2018

Twitter is giving more prominence to links tweeted by your network, and it’s starting to group tweets that mention a link together on your timeline. The feature has come to iOS and Android devices as well as Twitter’s web platform, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed. The move comes as part of Twitter’s shift in focus to […]

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International sales now account for 48% of Twitter’s revenues

April 26, 2018

Twitter swung to a net profit of $61 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, from a loss of $61.6 million a year earlier. Twitter shares fell on Wednesday after the social network said its revenue growth would slow this year and costs rise as it works to fight the spread of hate speech […]

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Twitter bans ads from Russia’s Kaspersky Lab

April 21, 2018

Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company’s business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies. Twitter confirmed the ban in an email to Reuters after Kaspersky Lab co-founder Eugene Kaspersky disclosed the development in a […]

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