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Twitter makes it easier to share the right part of a live video with launch of ‘Timestamps’

Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will make it easier to share a key moment from a live video, so those viewing the tweet don’t have to scroll to the part of the broadcast you want to talk about. The feature, called “Timestamps,” is something Twitter says it built in response to existing user behavior on Twitter. Before, ...

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Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies crash as Twitter joins advertising ban

Twitter started banning cryptocurrency advertising on Tuesday after rivals Google and Facebook announced the same clampdown earlier. The social network told Reuters that the ban will cover advertising for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and token sales. For Japan, the restrictions will be limited to crypto exchanges regulated by its national financial regulator, Twitter said. Read more Twitter said it had ...

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Twitter moves to ban crypto ads

Twitter is the latest social service to boot out cryptocurrency advertisers. The company told Reuters it will be launching a new policy this week to prohibit the advertising of token sales/initial coin offerings (ICOs), and crypto wallet services. Ads for cryptocurrency exchanges will also be banned — with some limited exceptions. Facebook announced a ban in January, while Google said earlier this month ...

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'Which would you shut?' Russian DC embassy polls Twitter as Moscow mulls consulate closure response

Donald Trump’s closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle has prompted a tongue-in-cheek tweet from the Russian embassy in Washington. It’s asking followers which US diplomatic post they’d choose to shut, given the choice. The tweet includes a poll which gives three choices – the US consulates in St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, or Vladivostok. At the time of publishing, almost 3,000 ...

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Twitter violates womens’ human rights, according to Amnesty International

Twitter has found itself under fire again. This time, it’s coming from Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights. Amnesty International’s new report, “#ToxicTwitter: Violence and abuse against women online,” details Twitter’s failures to ensure safety online and prevent violence and abuse toward women. What Amnesty International is trying to achieve with this report, the organization’s technology ...

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Jim Carrey faces Twitter backlash for ‘monstrous’ portrait of White House spokesperson

Published time: 19 Mar, 2018 17:10 Edited time: 19 Mar, 2018 17:18 Comedian Jim Carrey turned to art (loosely defined) to mock President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. His derisive portrait was widely rebuked on social media, however. The ‘Bruce Almighty’ star unveiled his magnum opus to his 17 million Twitter followers over the weekend. “This is the ...

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Suspicious likes lead to researcher lighting up a 22,000-strong botnet on Twitter

Botnets are fascinating to me. Who creates them? What are they for? And why doesn’t someone delete them? The answers are probably less interesting than I hope, but in the meantime I like to cheer when large populations of bots are exposed. That’s what security outfit F-Secure’s Andy Patel did this week after having his curiosity piqued by a handful ...

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Trump’s Trudeau lie: President’s bizarre confession sends Twitter into overdrive

Twitter has exploded over reports US President Donald Trump used a fundraising speech with donors to brag about lying to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump was referring to supposed trade deficits. According to the Washington Post, audio obtained of the speech reveals how Trump told a fundraiser on Wednesday that he made up trade statistics with America’s closest ally. ...

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The U.S. secretary of state was fired. On Twitter.

President Donald Trump just fired his embattled secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning, replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel ...

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The U.S. secretary of state was fired. On Twitter.

President Donald Trump just fired his embattled secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning, replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel ...

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