Twitter: Blocked third-party apps now officially banned

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Apps like Twitterific that were banned a week ago are said to have violated long-standing API rules. But they have now been changed accordingly. A week after third-party Twitter apps were suddenly and unannounced banned, the social network has now made the ban official. A half-sentence was added to the user agreement with developers on Thursday, according … Continue reading Twitter: Blocked third-party apps now officially banned

Saudi Arabia calls for the death penalty for tweeting dissident

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A Saudi law professor who advocated reforms has been in prison for years. The prosecution demands that he should also be executed for tweeting. In Saudi Arabia, a well-known law professor faces the death penalty for, among other things, "owning a Twitter account" and spreading "hostile" messages to the kingdom via WhatsApp and Telegram. This is reported … Continue reading Saudi Arabia calls for the death penalty for tweeting dissident

US presidential election 2016: Russian Twitter campaign without any measurable impact

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Before Donald Trump was elected US President, there were attempts from Russia to influence him. This had no measurable consequences on Twitter. The Russian-controlled Twitter campaigns for the 2016 US presidential election only reached very few on the platform, who was also already very firmly in the Republican camp. This was determined by an international research team … Continue reading US presidential election 2016: Russian Twitter campaign without any measurable impact

Fake Twitter accounts: Blue tick still possible for fake accounts

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After the chaos surrounding the first release of the blue tick on Twitter, it was revised again. But the verification still doesn't work. Two months after a fake account by a US politician on Twitter caused trouble for Twitter boss Elon Musk, which triggered a revision of the verification process, the US journalist responsible for it … Continue reading Fake Twitter accounts: Blue tick still possible for fake accounts

Data of 200 million Twitter users on sale for $2 on a hacker forum

A hacker uploaded a massive database of 200 million Twitter accounts to a forum. Many phishing and scam messages are expected to hit the social network following this leak. The big sellout of Twitter user data continues. On January 4, a member of a famous forum frequented by hackers put the email addresses of 200 million accounts up for … Continue reading Data of 200 million Twitter users on sale for $2 on a hacker forum

A new source of money: Twitter allows political advertising again

Before the recent US presidential election, Twitter had banned political advertising. Now Elon Musk wants to allow it again. The platform needs money. More than three years after Twitter banned political advertising from its own platform, it is now to be allowed again. With the step that has now been announced, the platform of US billionaire Elon Musk … Continue reading A new source of money: Twitter allows political advertising again

Saving by all means: lawsuit against Twitter for unpaid rent

Because Twitter hasn't paid rent for offices in San Francisco for weeks, a lawsuit has now been filed. It is not the first due to non-payment. Because Twitter has not paid the rent for office space in San Francisco under the new boss Elon Musk, a lawsuit has now been filed against the US group. This is … Continue reading Saving by all means: lawsuit against Twitter for unpaid rent

Irish DPA investigates Twitter data leak involving 5 million accounts

Ireland's data protection regulator (DPC) takes on Twitter and is investigating a possible data breach in the summer. Affected: 5.5 million user accounts. Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched an investigation into a privacy incident at Twitter this summer, which the company is believed to have breached the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is about … Continue reading Irish DPA investigates Twitter data leak involving 5 million accounts

Potentially huge data leak on Twitter: 400 million accounts compromised

Security researchers report that 400 million potentially genuine Twitter accounts with email addresses and phone numbers are up for sale. (Image: Tada Images/Shutterstock.com) The Israeli security researcher Alon Gral came across a post in a relevant forum that he classifies as trustworthy. The post addresses Twitter owner Elon Musk directly and offers the data of 400 … Continue reading Potentially huge data leak on Twitter: 400 million accounts compromised

Twitter reveals the number of tweets viewed, shows stock exchange and crypto prices

Access numbers to individual tweets are intended to demonstrate the popularity of Twitter. Search now shows stock and crypto quotes. For what period of time the curve is intended remains Twitter's secret. (Image: Screenshot/Daniel AJ Sokolov) Twitter has introduced some new features. For example, entering the short symbol of companies listed on certain stock exchanges or cryptocurrencies will … Continue reading Twitter reveals the number of tweets viewed, shows stock exchange and crypto prices