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January 22, 2018 11:10 am gmt |
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Twitter Inc said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 US presidential election. The social media company said it’s emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the US who followed one of these accounts ...
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November 13, 2017 12:48 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena conveyed his condolences to the People who are affected by the Powerful earthquake in the border of Iran and Iraq.  ‘My deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the earthquake, that struck the border region between Iraq and Iran. Hope the people will overcom...
In Technology
November 8, 2017 9:50 am gmt |
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Twitter Inc said on Nov 7 that users can send tweets with as many as 280 characters, double the current limit, the latest attempt by the social media company to revive anaemic user growth. The roll-out includes all languages except Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Twitter said those Asian languages can ...
In India
August 16, 2017 6:10 am gmt |
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Actor Kamal Haasan fired a fresh salvo at the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu virtually calling for Chief Minister E Palaniswami’s resignation over alleged corruption. In a series of tweets, he also invited people “who are brave enough” to take a vow for a new freedom struggle, apparent...
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April 7, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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Twitter is suing the US government after it demanded it reveal the identity of an anti-Trump account. The @ALT_USCIS profile was an anonymous profile account criticising President Trump’s immigration policy. The account claimed it was being run by federal employees at the United States Citizenship an...
In Technology
January 25, 2017 8:47 am gmt |
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Massive collections of fake accounts are lying dormant on Twitter, suggests research. The largest network ties together more than 350,000 accounts and further work suggests others may be even bigger. UK researchers accidentally uncovered the lurking networks while probing Twitter to see how people us...
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May 6, 2016 9:30 am gmt |
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Twitter has launched on Wednesday a “Connect” tab — a new feature to help you figure out which relevant accounts you would like to follow. The “Connect” tab will also make it easier to connect with your friends and family by giving you the option to automatically sync your address book. “If someone i...
In World
February 26, 2016 10:50 am gmt |
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Heavy airstrikes were reported to have hit rebel-held areas to the east of Damascus as fighting continued across much of western Syria on Friday. The strikes come hours before a US-Russian plan aimed at halting the fighting is due to take effect. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported at le...
In Technology
February 19, 2016 12:11 pm gmt |
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Facebook and Twitter are siding with Apple in its fight against a court order demanding the company help investigators break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. A US magistrate ordered the firm to produce software that would give investigators access to the phone. Apple has un...
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February 6, 2016 9:26 am gmt |
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Twitter Inc said on Friday (February 5) it had suspended over 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for “threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.” The microblogging service provider said in a blog on Friday that it had increased the size of the teams that review repor...
In Technology
January 2, 2016 3:58 am gmt |
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An Arab Spring activist says his Twitter account was suspended after administrators mistook him for the leader of the so-called Islamic State. Iyad El-Baghdadi said his account was suspended for about half an hour. Mr El-Baghdadi had been misidentified as IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Indonesian ...
In Technology
January 1, 2016 10:05 am gmt |
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Users across the world reported issues connecting to WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve, with services impacted for several hours before normalcy were restored. “Earlier today, some people had trouble accessing WhatsApp. We investigated the problem and have restored access for everyone. We apolog...
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December 26, 2015 5:36 am gmt |
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Following other technology giants including Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Yahoo has announced that it will begin alerting users it suspects may have been targeted by a state-sponsored attack. The Internet giant made the announcement in a recent blog post. Some of the actions that the company suggest...
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December 25, 2015 10:14 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif, on Friday, in Lahore. The Indian Prime Minister made this surprise announcement in Twitter, on Friday. “Looking forward to meeting PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore today afternoon, where I will drop by on my way back t...
In Technology
December 14, 2015 9:34 am gmt |
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Twitter has issued an alert to some users warning them that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data from their accounts, the company said. The notice, the first such warning from the site, said there was no indication the hackers obtained sensitive information from what it sai...
In Canada
December 13, 2015 11:20 am gmt |
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Canada’s languages czar is revisiting a Harper-era battle over the unilingual tweets of cabinet ministers to see whether things have changed under the new Liberal government. Earlier this year, official languages commissioner Graham Fraser locked horns with three federal departments whose minis...
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December 12, 2015 11:44 am gmt |
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Turkey’s communications regulator has imposed an unprecedented fine on Twitter for allowing the publication of content deemed to justify terror, the state-run Anatolia news agency said Friday. The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) has fined Twitter TRY 150,000 ($50,700 ...
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December 5, 2015 10:49 am gmt |
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Twitter has applied for trademark for the word “subtweet”, which refers to a tweet directed at another person without mentioning their Twitter name, Digital Trends reported. If Twitter succeeds in its bid, the word “subtweet” would belong to the company to use in a commercial ...
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December 4, 2015 10:25 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an aerial survey of the flood hit areas of Chennai, and announced an immediate release of Rs. 1,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation works in Tamil Nadu. The whole effort was turned into a bit of a fiasco by the Press Information Bureau, which crudely altered the ...