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Twitter hosts Snowden for anti-surveillance conversation

Twitter co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, made an online appearance yesterday as moderator for a Q&A with exiled whistleblower, Edward Snowden. In it he pitched him questions from the wider Twitterverse and gave Snowden a platform for a strong anti-surveillance message, one that Twitter seems to agree with considering its …

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Social networks, tech firms to block ‘extremist’ images

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Some of the world’s biggest technology firms are going to share a database of image and video hashes for ‘extemist content’ with one another, in order to prevent them from appearing on their various platforms. This is much the same system they use to tackle child pornography and although it …

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Disney rumoured to be considering Twitter buyout

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Disney may add Twitter to its list of acquisitions in recent years, joining the likes of Marvel and Star Wars, though if it did buy the social network, it would be a substantial purchase. Valued currently at $20 billion, such a buy would represent multiple years of net income, even …

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Twitter said to be in talks to sell entire company

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Twitter may be in talks with a number of technology firms to see if it would be viable to sell off its entire social media platform. Although unconfirmed, Twitter has struggled with monetisation over the years and it’s not a move that would surprise many analysts. Reuters is reporting a …

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Tweet archive PostGhost responds to Twitter shutdown

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There are many high-profile people with huge followings on Twitter with the power to start trends and change the opinions of many. Sometimes, verified users will put out tweets that many will see instantly, only to be deleted minutes later to avoid accountability. Tweet archives like PostGhost and Politiwoops are around …

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Oculus CEO hacked using four year-old MySpace password

Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, has become the latest technology executive to have his social media accounts hacked, with a particular individual claiming responsibility for it on Twitter, announcing themselves as the new head of Oculus. Purportedly, they were able to crack his accounts by discovering his four-year …

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Twitter may soon be able to clean up crappy videos

Twitter might have helped push the livestreaming model forward with its Periscope platform, but it’s brought us more vertical, shaky video than perhaps any source gone before. That may change in the future though, as it’s just acquired a London start up which could help clean up terrible quality footage …

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Links, photos will not longer take up Twitter characters

One of the reasons link shorteners became so popular was because Twitter has always restricted everything you put in a Tweet to those 140 characters, but not any more. Moving forward, Twitter is set to eliminate links and photos from user’s character counts, meaning we can all say a little …

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Twitter blocks sale of mass user data to FBI, CIA

Most companies strictly control the data that they put out there into the world and that includes what goes to intelligence and law enforcement agencies, especially if they don’t have a warrant. Twitter has just entrenched that ideal, by blocking a loophole that the FBI and CIA had been using …

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Twitter growth stagnates, losses compound, shares tumble

The future of the Twitter social networking service is being called into question after it reported a lack of user growth throughout the fourth quarter of 2015. It also reported a loss of nearly $100 million, despite a near 50 per cent increase in revenue. This sent shares tumbling by …

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Twitter may be culling the 140 character limit

Twitter may be set to bring an end to its most iconic feature: the ability to type no more than 140 characters in a tweet. The number is synonymous with the service, but according to various sources that are said to be “familiar with the company’s plans,” the prevailing winds …

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