Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hacked by OurMine

Jack Dorsey

The hacking group OurMine is at it again, this time hacking the Twitter account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The group has already hit Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai‘s social media accounts. The group made a statement going after Jack Dorsey on the very social media platform he runs. The group is proving that no … Read more

The 10 biggest data breaches infographic

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Data breaches are becoming common place, and that really is a shame. From LastPass to Vtech and Apple to Blizzard, here are 10 of the biggest data breaches in infographic form. As you can see, data breaches have been increasing in number over the years. Even companies like LastPass and Apple, whom most people feel are … Read more

Android official Twitter app gets night mode

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The official Twitter app appears to be gaining a feature many users have long requested, night mode. Our good friend Hernán Castañón Álvarez tipped us off with a couple of screenshots of what night mode looks like. As you can see night mode is much easier on the eyes than the blazing white that burns your … Read more

Twitter, Google, Facebook Being Sued In Relation To Paris Attacks

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The father of one of the victims in the Paris attacks back in November 2015 has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California, suing Facebook, Twitter, and Google in relation to the attacks. Reynaldo Gonzalez’s daughter, Nohemi Gonzalez, was one of the victims of the Paris attacks, and the lawsuit alleges that … Read more

32 Million Twitter Logins Up For Sale

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Twitter has been in the spotlight this week with the NFL’s account getting hacked as well as Mark Zuckerberg, Tenacious D and several other celebrities. Those hacks were linked to the LinkedIn breach of 2012 that saw account details of 117 million users leaked. It appears this new hack is the result of a malware … Read more

The NFL Twitter Account Got Hacked Today

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Earlier today the NFL Twitter account tweeted the passing of commissioner Roger Goodell in what looks like a hacking of the NFL Twitter page. The tweet was removed fairly quickly and no goes to a dead link, but one eagle eyed viewer managed to snag a screenshot of the tweet and shared it with us. This … Read more

[UPDATED] LinkedIn Breach Leads To More Celebrity Twitter Hacks

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You probably already saw that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s social channels didn’t have the best weekend, but it seems he wasn’t the only one to get hacked. The recent LinkedIn breach seems to be the most obvious culprit, as the sheer number of Twitter hacks in such a short time is definitely odd. UPDATE (6/6/2016 12:20ET): … Read more

Some Mark Zuckerberg Social Media Accounts Hacked

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been the victim of a social media account hack involving his Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts. Hackers gained access to Zuckerberg’s accounts for just a brief time but it was enough to post some messages and change some elements of his accounts. The hacking group claiming responsibility for the hack … Read more

Flamingo: A New Android Twitter App With Deep Customization

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Twitter apps have been a mixed bag on Android, some have been good, some have been great, and some have been horrible. Some have had little to no support while others have had great support but still lack some key features. Flamingo, a new Android Twitter app currently in beta, blasted out of the gates full … Read more

Twitter Confirms Changes To 140-Character Limit

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A couple weeks ago, rumours started to swirl that Twitter was going to be making some changes to the way the 140-character limit was being handled in the popular social media service. The rumours suggested that video and photo attachment links wouldn’t count towards the limit, allowing more characters for actual content in each tweet. In … Read more

Twitter May Be Increasing 140-Character Limit… Sort Of

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It’s not news that Twitter has been playing around with expanding the length of tweets from the standard 140 characters they’ve always been. Last year the company dropped the 140 character limit for Direct Messages (DMs), and rumours were swirling that the company was also looking into expanding the length of tweets to 10,000 characters. Rumour or … Read more

Twitter Blocks Feds Access To Dataminr

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Dataminr is a service for companies who want “real-time information discovery” and serves many companies who require analytical type data including Twitter. These types of services aren’t anything new, collecting data on users isn’t anything new either. Even before we had computers or the Internet, marketing companies have always tried to analyze and understand what … Read more

Twitter’s 10th Birthday: Which Accounts Take the Cake?

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Posted on March 21, 2016 by Natalie Morin Millions of people are flooding Twitter with love and likes today to mark the micro-blogging platform’s 10th birthday. In 2006, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent his first tweet — little did he know that this simple product would lead to a decade of digital revolution. just setting … Read more

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says 140 Character Limit Staying

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, jumped on the Today show Friday to chat with Matt Lauer and Carson Daly about Twitter and its 140 character limit. Twitter fans have been shaking the ground in protest when they heard the company might expand the character limit to 10,000. Many believe the 140 character limit is … Read more

Need Help With Your Apple Product? Get Apple Support Via Twitter

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Some days we have issues with the computers, PCs, or phones we use and unfortunately have to call that manufacturer’s tech support to get any kind of assistance. The wait time can feel like ages before you finally get a human, and if you do end up getting someone, they’ll ask you to go through … Read more

Twitter Suspends Accounts Promoting “Violent Extremism”

Twitter took to its blog to announce that it has taken down about 125,000 accounts which were used to promote terrorism, since the middle of 2015. Since mid-2015, we have suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts. Read more here: https://t.co/FQJeOTtPLz — Policy (@policy) February 5, 2016 The company announced that most … Read more

[UPDATED] Using Raspberry Pi To Auto Tweet Comcast About Slow Speeds

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Internet speeds are important to users, especially when users aren’t getting the Internet speeds their Internet service provider is charging them for. It can be frustrating when you’re streaming a movie and you’re suddenly plagued by the dreaded “loading” circle. Most of us either deal with it or get on the phone with our ISP … Read more

[UPDATED] Debian Founder Ian Murdock’s Tweets Are Raising Eyebrows

Ian Murdock, known for starting the Debian project, filled up his Twitter feed with a traumatic experience he seems to have gone through with the police. Update: 12/29/2015 – Ian Murdock’s Twitter account has been taken down. There has also been no update on his blog. Update: 12/30/2015 – Docker.com is reporting that Ian Murdock has … Read more

Hackers Claim ISIS Twitter Accounts Lead Back To UK Government Owned IP Addresses

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A group of hackers working to trace the Internet comings and going of ISIS claim that ISIS Twitter accounts lead back to UK Government owned IP addresses. The group call themselves “VandaSec” and claim at least three ISIS Twitter accounts lead back to The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). These accounts were used to … Read more

Tesla Autopilot Program Hiring Coders, Musk Personally Interviewing Candidates

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The Tesla Autopilot Program is looking to hire coders to keep pushing the self-driving car initiative at the company and Elon Musk will be conducting the interviews personally. In a series of Tweets, Musk called the program “super high priority” and no prior experience with vehicles was required. Of course you’ll need loads of software … Read more

Canadian Sikh Wakes To Image Showing Him As Paris Attacker

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In this day and age of social media and Photoshop, it’s easy to fall into the trap of circulating false images when tragedies happen. One such image has been circulating since the Paris attacks last week, and it turns out that the image of an alleged terrorist involved in the attacks is actually an altered image … Read more

Twitter Spreads The Love; Hearts Will Replace Favorites In Posts

While not the 140-character-limit ending shake up news we are all expecting, Twitter did make a significant noticeable change to their service today. Previously, the bottom of every post had a star. Clicking it would “favorite” a post and users were hitting the button for different reasons. While some equated it with the common Like, … Read more

What Is Twitter Doing To Protect Children Using Periscope?

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Yesterday I wrote an editorial concerning Periscope and copyright lawsuits, there’s a good chance that Twitter (Periscope’s parent company) could face a copyright lawsuit in the future. As bad as copyright laws are there was another factor that disturbed me about Periscope. What is Twitter doing to protect children who are using their Periscope service? … Read more

How Long Until Periscope Gets Hit With A Copyright Lawsuit?

Periscope is the next wave of social media to hit the Internet and world. Not satisfied with Twitter, Facebook and Google+ millions of users are hitting the Periscope airwaves broadcasting everything from eating dinner to helping the homeless. But there are other uses for Periscope, uses that could cause Periscope’s parent company (Twitter) to get … Read more

Google-Twitter Mobile Deal Extends To Desktop

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Back in May Google-Twitter struck up a deal where Tweets relevant to search would show up on Google mobile search results. The program was supposed to eventually stretch over to the desktop version of Google and it appears that it finally has. In a Twitter exchange between @google and @twitter the invitation was sent and … Read more

Twitter Drops 140 Character Limit For Direct Messages

Twitter Drops 140 Character Limit for DMs

Who in their right mind wants to communicate in 140-character messages? Oh, 300 Million people? That’s cool. But what if you could at least send private messages without the pesky limit? Welcome Twitter to the long list of apps that now allow you to send messages to your contacts without sacrificing grammar and content; letting … Read more