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Twitter offers reason why Jack Dorsey’s account was compromised
Sep01

Twitter offers reason why Jack Dorsey’s account was compromised

I did say the Jack Dorsey account hack was a developing one, and an update was imminent. Of course, his account has been recovered as that did not take long; what, however, was not clear last Friday was how the whole thing happened. In a couple of tweet confirming the hack, Twitter said there was no indication that its systems were compromised in the process. The good news is that nothing has changed—the account hack did not affect...

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Twitter says Jack Dorsey’s account was “compromised”
Aug30

Twitter says Jack Dorsey’s account was “compromised”

Twitter on Friday confirmed that its CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was compromised by unknown persons. The social media giant said it is currently carrying out an investigation to find out exactly what happened. The truth is that people’s accounts get compromised every other day on Twitter, but the fact that this one has to do with @jack should give us cause for worries. How safe are we—that is one question people continue to ask...

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Facebook takes another shot at Snapchat with “Threads”
Aug27

Facebook takes another shot at Snapchat with “Threads”

Facebook is again working on another app in what seems like another shot at Snapchat. The new app called Threads, is being designed to promote sharing your status, location, and much more with your close friends. According to The Verge, Threads will work as a “companion” app to Instagram, and users will automatically share their location, speed, and battery life with friends. They will be able to share photos, video messages among...

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Twitter bans “series of accounts” over racist remarks
Aug22

Twitter bans “series of accounts” over racist remarks

Last Monday, Paul Pogba, one of the biggest players on the pay roll of Manchester United was at the receiving end of some racial abuse on Twitter. The online assault against the player came as a result of a missed penalty which if scored would have given the English soccer club all three points at stake. This was not to be as Pogba missed the penalty as the goalkeeper of the opposing team saved his spot kick—that did not go down well...

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Twitter will no longer accept ads from state-controlled media outlets
Aug19

Twitter will no longer accept ads from state-controlled media outlets

Twitter has announced a policy change—an update that means ads from state-owned media outlets will no longer find their way to its platform. The change was announced a couple of hours after the microblogging company identified hundreds of accounts linked to China. The accounts according to Twitter, were trying to “sow political discord” around ongoing events in Hong Kong. “Today, we are updating our advertising policies with respect...

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YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads
Aug18

YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads

Everyone loves some good quality entertainment sometimes; but this is sometimes not achievable especially if this comes with a monthly subscription. Even if we do get entertained by some of the videos we watch on YouTube, it is nothing compared to getting original content—YouTube Originals. Well, if you don’t have issues seeing ads while gulping content you originally would have paid for as a way of subscription every month, then the...

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