Twitter on Friday suspended two very popular third-party Twitter applications for violating policies put in place for third-party developers who access Twitter’s APIs. UberTwitter, a top Twitter app for BlackBerry smartphones, and twitdroyd, an Android client, are both owned by UberMedia and have both been suspended. A Twitter spokesperson said they “violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways,” citing a Twitter policies covering “a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money.” It is unclear exactly what functions the apps were performing that violated Twitter’s policies. In its announcement of these suspensions, Twitter recommended that affected users download Twitter’s official mobile apps or other third-party apps instead of using UberTwitter or twitdroyd.

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