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Twitter is testing a new conversation tree feature
Nov29

Twitter is testing a new conversation tree feature

Twitter is one of the first places that comes to mind when you are looking to get breaking news. However, following conversations on the microblogging platform is not much of a fun for a lot of people. That, according to Jane Manchun Wong; a respectable reverse engineer is about to change for the better. In a tweet on Tuesday, the reliable tipster said Twitter is working on “Conversation Tree” that comes “with the ability to focus a...

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Twitter suspends plan to remove inactive accounts
Nov28

Twitter suspends plan to remove inactive accounts

Following widespread criticism from users, Twitter has suspended plans to remove inactive accounts. The company announced the decision on Wednesday—admitting that it had goofed due to the fact that it failed to take into account what would happen to accounts whose owners has passed away. The company said the decision only affects accounts in the European Union only. The company did not include this in an earlier announcement, but has...

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Twitter is planning to remove dormant accounts
Nov27

Twitter is planning to remove dormant accounts

Twitter is currently working on plans to remove accounts that have been dormant for upward of six months. In what could best be described as one of the biggest cleanup efforts by the microblogging outfit, usernames occupied by those dormant accounts will become available to the general public. To this end, the microblogging company has started sending out emails to affected users whose accounts have been inactive for more than six...

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Police arrest suspect responsible for the hacking of Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account
Nov24

Police arrest suspect responsible for the hacking of Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account

The police have arrested a member of a group allegedly responsible for hacking the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last August. Another member of the hacking group told Motherboard that the arrest was made two weeks ago. The Chuckling Squad, allegedly gained unauthorized access to the Twitter account of Mr Dorsey a couple of months ago—raising anxiety over sensitive information. The group is also said to be responsible for hacking...

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Ghosty app is finally booted out of the Play Store
Nov22

Ghosty app is finally booted out of the Play Store

Though, it is unclear whether Ghosty was booted out of the Play Store, or the developers did that themselves; what we do know is that it is no longer available for download. This may not be unconnected with a recent report where Android Police exposed the app as shady in terms of how it compromised the privacy and security of Instagram users—something that clearly violated Instagram’s policy. Android Police has published an update to...

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Twitter users can now enrol in two-factor authentication without their phone numbers
Nov22

Twitter users can now enrol in two-factor authentication without their phone numbers

Perhaps, it is about time every Twitter user started looking for that perfect authentication app. This is based on the fact that the microblogging platform has changed its security settings to let you use two-factor authentication also known as 2FA without making your phone number available to the service. Use of authentication apps have become increasingly popular, which renders the use of phone numbers less relevant. Authentication...

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