Investigation alleges company selling fake Twitter accounts – News

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 a research tool that helps you analyze Twitter data – #Startups

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.

Almost all top apps use trackers to secretly monitor users: Study – News

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.

140 character tweet is dead, long live the 280 character tweet -News

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