A bug in its internal logs had recently left stored passwords unmasked.
‘Twitly’ is a mobile app that helps Instagram & Twitter users keep track of their followers. The app will give someone a rundown of the various people they followed on these social media networks.
A huge percentage of tweet links to Websites, especially news, were by bots rather than humans, said a report by Pew Research Center.
A new “share” icon accompanying tweets will give users the choice of bookmarking it, or sharing it via direct message.
This is a big one from the house of Twitter. Its announced limits on how users can automate tweets, as a step to combat spam & bots.
The news report talks of a social media company Devumi, which purports to increase one’s social media presence on Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Pintrest, or LinkedIn. The report alleges that the company sells fake followers to Twitter users, sometimes using details based on real people, including minors.
Reports: New York Times, BBC News, Axios
muchCast is aimed at professionals who are interested in gathering a research base from Twitter feeds. According to the company, it can be used by cryptocurrency enthusiasts to determine opinion trends & make better trading decisions, by marketing researchers, & by journalists.
Twitter has announced 1 more addition to its 2-factor authentication for new logins on its service. It will now allow you to use 3rd party apps for this kinda authentication as an alternative to SMS.
You can now join tweets you want at the press of a button.
App analysis organization Yale Privacy Lab, an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School conducted a study on this & found that almost all the popular apps such as Uber, Tinder, Skype & Twitter, to name a few, have hidden trackers that secretly monitor users.
Most of the users around the world who use Twitter may have realized this morning that the 140-character tweet is gone. It’s been replaced with a 280-character tweet. Longer tweets will now be the standard in every language where Twitter is available save for Chinese, Japanese, & Korean.
Reports: The Verge, CNN Money, Fast Company. WNDU-TV