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    Twitter Testing Extending Character Limit To 240

    In a blog post today, Twitter has announced that they are testing a 280 character limit. The increase comes because in languages like English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French, you can't convey as much information in one character as with languages like Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. While I'm...
  2. R

    Update From Twitter On It's Politically Correct Crackdown

    Twitter has released a blog post outlining it's results from their "Safety Work." Ed Ho, the General Manager for Consumer Product and Engineering informs us that they are "taking action on 10x the number of abusive accounts every day compared to the same time last year." And limiting or...
  3. FrgMstr

    Twitter's Massive SIREN Botnet

    Did you know that those hot-chick tweets are likely bunk? I know this is a shocking revelation, but it has to be told. Those "girls" are fake! The SIREN spam botnet has been identified as having 90,000 unique Twitter accounts responsible for over 8.5M Twitter posts, that have garnered over 30M...
  4. FrgMstr

    Twitter Helps those Overwhelmed with Bad News

    It is good to see that Twitter is teaming up with ReachOut to provide services for those young people in our society that are so fragile that they get overwhelmed with bad news. HardOCP is starting its own campaign as well. It is called GTFOPGO. That is "Gee Tee Fop Go," for those of you not...
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Twitter Software Helps Find, Ban Users Advocating Violence

    With U.S. and European governments pressuring social media giants to take a more active approach to taking down illegal, harassing and violent content, Twitter has announced a new software based approach. In a report aimed at shining light on the process of how accounts are taken down, they...
  6. Zarathustra[H]

    EU Authorities Demand Changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

    The European Commission is at it again, threatening to fine social media companies over consumer protection regulations. (Caution, link contains a video which plays automatically) This time it is over their slow response time in removing abusive, illegal, threatening or slanderous content...
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    This App Requires Access to Write to Your Account - Screw That

    Given that most of our readers likely use smartphones and have a ton of applications on those, it very much behooves you to pay attention to that screen during installation that tells you what app has access to. More than once I have looked at what an application is wanting access to and...