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Twitter violating womens’ human rights – Amnesty International

Twitter has found itself under fire again. This time, it’s coming from Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights. Amnesty International’s new report, “#ToxicTwitter: Violence and abuse against women online,” details Twitter’s failures to ensure safety online and prevent violence and abuse toward women. What Amnesty International is trying to achieve with this report, the organization’s technology and human rights researcher ...

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Twitter boots meme thieves and accounts that force tweets to go viral

Friday went poorly for a select group of Twitter users that have earned a reputation for their expertise  at gaming the system. The social media company moved to suspend a number of popular accounts with millions of followers between them, Buzzfeed reports. Their offense? Stealing people’s tweets without credit and conspiring as a group to share tweets — their own, and ...

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Twitter bans bulk tweeting and duplicate accounts in bot crackdown

Twitter is announcing major limits on how users and apps can automate tweets, in order to combat spam and political propaganda bots. Developers are now banned from using any system that simultaneously posts “identical or substantially similar” tweets from multiple accounts at once, or makes actions like liking, retweeting, and following across multiple accounts at once. Twitter will remove these options from ...

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Twitter ends support for unpopular Mac desktop app

On Friday, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down work on its Mac desktop app. Users have 30 days, starting on Feb. 16, before the app will no longer be supported, Twitter said. “We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms,” Twitter Support wrote in a tweet. “So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app ...

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Twitter is killing its Mac desktop client

On Friday, Twitter announced that it would abandon its lesser-loved Mac app, directing users to Twitter.com instead. The company declared that it will refocus its efforts on “a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms” rather than continuing development for Twitter for Mac, a message that doesn’t sound great for TweetDeck lovers. The Twitter for Mac app no longer lives ...

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Twitter posts its first quarterly profit as ad sales rise

Twitter has reported its first quarterly net profit helped by a rise in video advertising sales. The news gave a massive boost to Twitter’s shares which closed 12% up on the day. That was despite the number of people using the social network coming in below expectations. Twitter’s previous failure to make a profit had confounded investors given its widespread ...

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Chrissy Teigen wants Twitter’s help in naming baby

Chrissy Teigen wants her Twitter followers to help her name her unborn baby, as she’s having a “tough” time picking a moniker. The 32-year-old model – who already has 21-month-old Luna with her husband John Legend – has been tasked with naming her second child, and has said she’s struggling so much with choosing a moniker that she wants to ...

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John McAfee says his Twitter account was hacked

John McAfee has said his Twitter account was hacked and used to promote lesser-known crypto-currencies. The cyber-security pioneer has rebuffed suggestions that the alleged incidentundermined his own credentials saying: “I have no control over Twitter’s security”. But he also posted that he believed his mobile phone had likely been compromised. Twitter declined to comment but highlighted its security advice guide. The social network offers ...

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Twitter Lite with lower data usage becomes available in 24 new countries

Twitter is rolling out its “Lite” version, after a successful trial in the Philippines. The Android app will become available in two dozen countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Not too different from Facebook Lite, Twitter has also built a version of its app that’s optimized for developing countries. Twitter Lite minimizes data usage, which makes it more accessible ...

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Twitter blocks New York Times by mistake

Twitter has acknowledged that a day-long block of one of the New York Times’s accounts was imposed in error. The @nytimesworld team, which covers international events, has about 1.9 million followers and is recognised by the social network as being a “verified account”. But on Saturday it was locked after posting a report about the Canadian prime minister. The newspaper ...

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