Twitter Hacked 2016

Warning: Change your Twitter password immediately

By on June 9, 2016 at 9:14 AM.

Warning: Change your Twitter password immediately

Welcome to the internet age, where hackers are getting smarter every day and malware is lurking around every corner. We’ve seen a terrifying amount of big data breaches occur over the past few years, and each one seems bigger and scarier than the last. Today, however, we get a new reminder that data breaches are just one of the ways hackers get their hands on our data. Reports are flying that tens of millions of valid Twitter account credentials have been made available for sale on the dark web, though the company has denied that a breach took place.

Whatever the case, the most important takeaway is this: Change your Twitter password immediately. More →

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Drunk Tweeting

Tweeting while drunk? There’s now an algorithm that can catch you in the act

By on March 18, 2016 at 8:44 PM.

Tweeting while drunk? There’s now an algorithm that can catch you in the act

With a drunk text, you always run the risk of embarrassing yourself in the eyes of whoever is on the receiving end of the message. But with a drunk tweet, you run the risk of embarrassing yourself to an untold number of followers. Worse yet, if a drunk tweet of yours goes viral, well, you may be forever associated with an ill-conceived message resulting from a long night spent out on the town.

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Twitter Character Limit

Twitter CEO finally confirms whether or not the 140 character limit is going away

By on March 18, 2016 at 12:21 PM.

Twitter CEO finally confirms whether or not the 140 character limit is going away

From a number of different angles, Twitter seems to be plagued by problems. Not only is the company having a tough time attracting new users, but it’s also performing poorly on the financial side. Indeed, shares of Twitter are now trading in the $16 range, representing an all-time low.

In an effort to help inject a bit of life into the social networking service, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey earlier this year floated the idea that Twitter might increase the 140 character limit that has defined the site since its inception. While seemingly outrageous, Dorsey teased the idea of supporting tweets with as many as 10,000 characters. More →

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Donald Trump Forgets iPhone Boycott

Surprise: Trump has already given up his iPhone boycott

By on March 14, 2016 at 4:08 PM.

Surprise: Trump has already given up his iPhone boycott

Soon after learning that Apple had the audacity to challenge the FBI in courts over the iPhone that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Donald Trump blasted the iPhone maker and called for an Apple boycott. He did so minutes after tweeting something from an iPhone.

The often-annoying and doughy Republican candidate then said he owns both an iPhone and a Samsung phone and that he would use the Android device until Apple gives into the FBI’s demands.

Three weeks later, the Donald is back at tweeting from an iPhone. Like hundreds of millions of users, he probably just can’t stay away from the handset. More →

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How Gawker tricked Donald Trump into tweeting a quote from fascist dictator Mussolini

By on February 29, 2016 at 10:26 AM.

How Gawker tricked Donald Trump into tweeting a quote from fascist dictator Mussolini

On Sunday morning, the political world was abuzz following a curious and somewhat controversial retweet sent out from Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s official Twitter account. The tweet in question read, “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”

Seems innocent enough, but Twitter users were quick to note that the quote was originally said by Benito Mussolini, the fascist Italian dictator.

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ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

By on February 25, 2016 at 9:35 PM.

ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

ISIS has issued a threat to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey over the companies’ effort to take down terror-affiliated accounts, according to a published report.

Vocativ reported Wednesday it had uncovered a 25-minute video allegedly created by ISIS on the instant messaging app Telegram. The video shows a photo of Zuckerberg and Dorsey with bullet holes across their faces. More →

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