Tag Archives: Twitter

Google’s Bedtime wellness feature is no longer a Pixel exclusive 

If you’re using your phone as a nightstand clock, there’s always a lingering temptation to peek at the screen in the night. When you do, it’s hard to resist the temptation of Instagram, Twitter or YouTube that’s just a swipe away, schleep, smeep, rig…

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William Shatner Tangles With Trans Twitter Over The Word ‘Cis’ 

The Star Trek actor set phasers to block in a week-long Twitter rant against being labeled.

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Twitter, TikTok discuss potential combination: Report 

Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security.

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Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe 

Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing, […]

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From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path 

The teenage “mastermind” of the recent Twitter breach, who had a difficult family life, poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency.

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Lenny Kravitz Wishes His Ex Wife Lisa Bonet’s Husband Jason Momoa Happy 41st Birthday & Twitter Cheers 

The ultimate bromance! Jason Momoa showed love right back to Lenny Kravitz after his sweet birthday tribute, and fans went wild for the interaction!

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Twitter enforces its new hate policy by banning David Duke 

Twitter has banned notorious white supremacist David Duke, enforcing a new policy against hate speech links it introduced earlier this month. He was “permanently suspended” for Twitter Rules on hateful conduct.

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Twitter says hackers targeted employees by phone 

The hack that took over large parts of Twitter’s site was caused by manipulating employees via phone.

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Hackers rang up Twitter employees and tricked them into handing over credentials 

Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Twitter published an update on its investigation into the highly visible hack it suffered earlier this month. It says the hack began with a “phone spear phishing attack” on a small number of employees. The attackers used these initial employees’ credentials to learn more about Twitter’s p […]

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Twitter limits Donald Trump Jr.’s account and deletes his tweet featuring a ‘misleading and potentially harmful’ hydroxychloroquine video with a fringe Houston doctor 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria Twitter has temporarily limited Donald Trump Jr.’s account after posting a hydroxychloroquine video Monday. The company said the president’s oldest son violated its policy on “spreading misleading or potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.” Under the sanction, Trump Jr.’s account would still be visi […]

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Linkin Park Slap Trump With Cease and Desist After Unauthorized Use of ‘In the End’ 

In the end, copyright law really matters. On Saturday, President Donald Trump shared a clip made by a fan who used Linkin Park’s “In the End.” A few hours later, the clip was yanked from Twitter due to a copyright complaint by the band. The late Chester Bennington once voiced his…

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Twitter confirms ‘Bitcoin’ hackers copied the data of several accounts  Twitter confirms ‘Bitcoin’ hackers copied the data of several accounts 

Ever since Wednesday’s “bitcoin scam” hack where attackers used Twitter’s internal tools to take over a number of high profile accounts, there’s been speculation about what they were truly after.While tweets from hijacked accounts claimed to seek Bit…

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Read Twitter’s update on the huge hack — 8 accounts may have had private messages stolen 

Illustration by Alex Castro On Friday evening, Twitter issued its first full blog post about what happened after the biggest security lapse in the company’s history, one that led to attackers getting hold of some of the highest profile Twitter accounts in the world — including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elo […]

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Fortnite honors Renegade creator Jalaiah Harmon with her own in-game emote 

Photo by Kena Krutsinger/NBAE via Getty Images Fortnite’s newest in-game emote is a collaborative one. Epic Games this evening announced the launch of “The Renegade,” the viral TikTok dance created by Atlanta teenager Jalaiah Harmon. The Twitter account for Fortnite openly cites Harmon, writing, “Go, go, go, go, let’s go and bust out some [fire] moves by @ja […]

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Go read The New York Times’ incredible account of how the Twitter attack may have happened 

Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Reporters are starting to piece together the behind-the-scenes events of the unprecedented Twitter attack on Wednesday almost as fast as the official investigators themselves. And the clearest idea of what may have happened two days ago — when roughly 130 accounts were compromised using internal company tools — co […]

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