Monday, 28 September 2020

Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter tightens security for politicians and journalists

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a “critical preventative step” ahead of the US presidential election. Twitter will be implementing more sophisticated systems to detect suspicious activity and ramp up defenses intended to thwart hackers from taking over accounts, according to ...

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Fresh #MeToo Charge Against Sajid Khan

BOLLYWOOD: 2018 saw the rise of the #MeToo movement in Bollywood which was inspired by a global campaign against sexual harassment. Director Sajid Khan was accused of sexual assault by a number of actresses and journalists. After two years, Indian model Dimple Paul has broken her silence and shared her ...

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Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts

LONDON: Twitter said that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands. In tweets from its support account and an updated blog post, Twitter said it had no indication that the private ...

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Doland Trump hits unfollow on India’s Modi

WASHINGTON: The White House has unfollowed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter sending the micro-blogging site into a frenzy over a possible souring of ties between the world leaders. It has also unfollowed the Twitter handle of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister’s office, as well as, the Indian embassy in ...

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Twitter plans to build ‘decentralized standard’

Twitter Inc plans to set up an independent research group to create an “open and decentralized” system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday, which could relieve pressure on the company to appease critics of its content policies but also give rise to a new crop of competitors. ...

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Twitter plans to delete inactive accounts

LONDON: Twitter is going to start getting rid of inactive accounts. The company has already sent warning emails to users who haven’t been using their accounts. If you want to keep your handle, all you have to do is to login by December 11 and follow the on-screen steps – ...

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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad ...

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Twitter pulls back on political ads campaign

Twitter announced an end to political campaign and issue ads on its service, calling it an important step in reducing the flow of election-related misinformation. But some of its users might face an unintended consequence or two. Among those potentially affected could be public-interest nonprofits eager to reach an audience ...

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Filmmaker Jami shares harrowing rape ordeal on Twitter thread

LOLLYWOOD: Pakistani Filmmaker Jami came out as a rape victim on the social networking platform Twitter. Voicing his support for #MeToo amid claims that the campaign is being misused, in a series of tweets Jami shared his horrific experience that occurred 13 years ago. “Why I am so strongly supporting ...

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