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08-Sep-2018 San Francisco

Twitter now allows live audio-only broadcasts

Twitter has launched an audio-only broadcasting feature so your followers can hear, but not see you.The new feature announced on Friday is currenly publicly available for all iOS users of the main Twitter app and its live-streaming app Periscope, The Verge reported.To...

15-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account

After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.Twitter confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday that Jones' Twitter account was "put in read-only mode".It means Jones can browse...

27-Jul-2018 Washington

'Shadow banning' due to technical issue, resolved : Twitter

After US President Donald Trump slammed Twitter for "shadow banning" Republicans, the micro-blogging platform on Friday said it is not involved in banning people based on political viewpoints and there was a technical issue in its search that has been resolved.Trump...

27-Mar-2018 San Francisco

Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday

Twitter has confirmed that it will begin blocking cryptocurrency-related ads on the platfrom from Tuesday even as the micro-blogging site updated its policy relating to such advertisements."We are committed to ensuring the safety of the Twitter community. As...

11-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Twitter launches 'Happening Now' feature for new users

Twitter has launched a new feature called "Happening Now" that will showcase newcomers on its platform tweets about events."Happening Now" will highlight groups of tweets about a topic -- starting with sports -- and will expand to other areas like entertainment...

29-Sep-2017 San Francisco

Twitter bans 200 accounts, identified RT's role in US elections

 As the probe into Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election intensifies, Twitter announced that it has deleted over 200 fake Russian accounts and identified Russia Today of buying bought ads targeted at American users' accounts.In a...

27-Sep-2017 San Francisco

To Donald Trump's delight, Twitter now testing 280-character limit

In a move that will surely delight US President Donald Trump and frustrate many, Twitter has begun testing 280-character tweets -- doubling the previous 140-character limit - to help users become more expressive.Currently, the 280-character tweet facility...

26-Sep-2017 San Francisco

Trump's tweets are 'newsworthy', will stay: Twitter

As twitteratis wondered why the micro-blogging platform did not remove US President Donald Trump's latest controversial tweet on North Korea that clearly violated its guidelines, Twitter has given a confusing reply.Trump tweeted last weekend: "Just heard...

20-Sep-2017 WASHINGTON

Account information requests jump 55% from India: Twitter

Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 261 account information requests -- a 55 per cent increase from the previous period -- and asked for 102 accounts to be removed, Twitter's 11th Transparency Report has revealed.The micro-blogging...

08-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Twitter hires Emily Horne to foresee policy issues

Micro-blogging website Twitter has hired Emily Horne as its new communications director to handle policy and user safety issues.Horne will start from June 19 as Global Policy Communications Director and report to Kristin Binns, Senior Director of Comms, Twitter. "Horne...

01-Apr-2017 New York

'Twitter egg' hatches into 'human'

After being trolled on several social media platforms, Twitter has now changed its default profile photo from "Twitter Egg" it has used since 2010 for users who do not upload their own photo, to a new human silhouette.The reason for the change is that the...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people : Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, who has achieved superstar status after his role as a passionate jazz musician in "La La Land", says Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people but not the consequence of it.Gosling was a star attraction here at the Adobe annual summit...

22-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter shut six lakh terror-related accounts in 18 months

Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, media reported.According to a report in CNET on Tuesday that quoted Twitter's 'Transparency Report', the micro-blogging site has suspended a total of...

21-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter to launch Live video API later this week

In a bid to make easier for media firms to post live video broadcasts, micro-blogging website Twitter will launch Live video application programming interface (API) later this week."The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video...

28-Jan-2017 New York

Twitter releases NSLs that forced it to reveal users' data

Twitter on Saturday became the latest tech giant after Yahoo, Cloudflare and Google to release national security letters (NSLs) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that forced them to reveal user data to the government.The tech companies have been...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vijay Mallya's twitter account hacked

The official twitter handler of controversial liquor baron Vijay Mallya appeared to be hacked on Friday morning.A series of abusive and embarrassing tweets were sent out to over 5.51 million followers by a cracker group or individual named 'Legion'.A group...

09-Dec-2016 New York

Twitter rolls back changes after 'confusion'

Twitter timelines were full of complaints against the experimental change where the names mentioned would be stripped from the start of replies in the notification tab and would not be counted towards the character count in replies.According to a report in BuzzFeed...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation was most significant moment on Twitter in 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move on November 8 was the most significant moment on Twitter in 2016. The social network recorded 650,000 tweets in 24 hours following the announcement and millions more tweets in the following weeks, the company...

01-Dec-2016 New Delhi

How Rahul, Congress Twitter accounts may have been hacked

As the news of Congress Party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Twitter accounts being hacked spread like wildfire on Thursday, cyber experts were not surprised as the phenomenon is quite common across the globe where hackers are always a step ahead...

01-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Congress Twitter account hacked

Indian National Congress's official Twitter account was hacked on Thursday morning, a day after the account of its Vice President Rahul Gandhi was hacked.Expletives and abusive tweets were posted on the handle.One of the tweets posted on the account said that...

28-Nov-2016 New York

On Twitter, images of children continue to be exploited

Some Twitter users have been indulging in swapping of illegal images of children to sexualise them, the media reported.According to a report in BBC on Monday, images of young girls in their school uniform or swimsuit and which are actually innocuous, are...

16-Nov-2016 San Francisco

Twitter hands more power to users to stop cyberbullying

In a fresh bid to empower its over 300 million users, the micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday made it easier for them to report cyberbullying.Twitter has expanded its "mute" feature which enables users to mute accounts they don't want to see Tweets...

09-Nov-2016 San Francisco

Twitter breaks US election day tweets record

With 35 million tweets on the US election day, micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday broke its earlier record set in 2012 election day of more than 31 million tweets.By 7.30 a.m. (India time) on Wednesday, over 35 million election-related tweets were posted...

01-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly quits

Micro-blogging website Twitter's India head Rishi Jaitly on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce that he has quit the company."Today, after 4 years of user/business momentum in India & the region, I'm sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission,"...

17-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Twitter comes out with 'Bigg Boss' emoji

Micro-blogging website Twitter has introduced a special emoji for the tenth season of reality TV show "Bigg Boss".When people tweet using hashtags like #BiggBoss, #BiggBoss10 and #BB10, the eye symbol of the show will be activated next to the hashtag. The emoji was...

27-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Twitter India introduces live video interview series

Twitter India and digital video network PING Network are launching a live video interview series with business and technology leaders over Twitter's live streaming app Periscope.Govindraj Ethiraj, veteran journalist and founder of PING Network, will roll out...

22-Sep-2016 New York

India made 139 account information requests in 2016 : Twitter

Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 139 account information requests and requested for 42 accounts to be removed from the micro-blogging website, Twitter's biannual transparency report revealed on Thursday.Twitter is, however, yet...

17-Sep-2016 New York

Twitter CEO backs 'Pardon Snowden' campaign

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has joined a growing list of celebrities and other public figures rooting for a presidential pardon for whistleblower Edward Snowden.#PardonSnowden, Dorsey tweeted on Twitter. The Pardon Snowden campaign, launched by three human rights...

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