Twitter bug sent some DMs to developers for over a year

A bug in one of Twitter’s APIs may have caused unauthorized developers to receive some users’ direct messages and protected tweets. Twitter says it hasn’t yet discovered evidence that a developer actually received such data, nor does it believe that such information was misused, but can’t say for sure that it didn’t happen. We haven’t […]

Emmys 2018: Blue Peter star Konnie Huq drives Twitter users WILD with shock appearance

Stars including Matt Smith, Emilia Clarke, and John Legend donned their finery to make an appearance at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last night. And, as viewers took a look at which celebrities were in attendance, some were left delighted after they spotted a very familiar face. Konnie Huq […]

‘Hello, Jack’: Iranian FM blasts Twitter for blocking real Iranians as ‘bots’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Twitter of “shuttering” the accounts of Iranians after misidentifying them as ‘bots’ involved in influence campaigns. “Twitter has shuttered accounts of real Iranians, including TV presenters and students, for supposedly being part of an ‘influence op,’” the minister wrote on Twitter on Sunday. In his post, Zarif […]

Authors’ viral Twitter thread is now a horror film starring Alyson Hannigan

Enlarge / Chuck (Alyson Hannigan) offers timely advice to summer camp counselor Sam (Fran Kranz) who finds himself dealing with a crazed killer. (credit: Curmudgeon Inc) Last July, Twitter denizens relished a hilarious improvisational thread between fantasy authors Chuck Wendig and Sam Sykes, in which the latter was a summer camp counselor in the midst […]

How consumers rank Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube on privacy, fake news, content relevance, safety, and sharing (FB, GOOGL, TWTTR, MSFT, SNAP)

  Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content. Business Insider Intelligence surveyed over 1,300 global consumers to evaluate their perception of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Consumers’ Digital Trust rankings differ across security, […]

Twitter suspends ‘Benghazi hero’ Paronto after spat over who killed Osama Bin Laden

Twitter briefly suspended a right-wing speaker famous for his heroic role in the 2012 consulate attack in Benghazi after he engaged in a heated debate over whether Barack Obama should be credited with killing Osama Bin Laden. Kris Paronto, a former US Army ranger, became famous after the Benghazi attack, during which he and several […]

Progressive Web Apps moving mainstream as Twitter makes its mobile site the main one

Love to use Bookmarks and want it on web? Into scrolling through Explore to see what’s happening? We are testing out a new Twitter for web, which a small number of people will see today. Love it? Missing something? Reply and tell us. Don’t have the new experience? Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/w4TiRrVFHU — Twitter (@Twitter) September […]

Banning Alex Jones proves Twitter can’t be impartial

All efforts to save @RealAlexJones and @InfoWars from themselves have failed, and you can blame Jack Dorsey for that. Whether or not he intervened in applying a seven-day suspension for rulebreaking tweets (the company denies it) he’s successfully undermined the values Twitter claims to hold high. A month ago, when YouTube and Facebook took action […]