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Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

26 Mar 2021

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweet auctioned for $2.4 million

22 Mar 2021

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's tweet auctioned for $2.4 million

Twitter CEO Jock Dorsey's first-ever tweet was auctioned for a whopping $2.4 million (around Rs. 18 crore). The Twitter founder declared that the entire auction proceeds would be donated to charity of Dorsey's choice, fittingly in the form of Bitcoins.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning off the first-ever tweet

07 Mar 2021

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning off the first-ever tweet

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has put up his first-ever tweet for sale as a non-fungible token (NFT). The tweet reads "just setting up my twttr" and was posted on March 22, 2006.

Twitter mulls giving control of newsfeed back to the masses

10 Feb 2021

Twitter mulls giving control of newsfeed back to the masses

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey may have committed high heresy in the eyes of his Big Tech peers. He envisioned giving people back the control of their newsfeed during the recent earnings call.

Twitter's stock hits 52-week high after posting $1 billion quarter

10 Feb 2021

Twitter's stock hits 52-week high after posting $1 billion quarter

Microblogging website Twitter posted a sizable $1 billion quarter, which is also the second time it has hit this mark. The resulting market frenzy propelled the stock value up four percent in after-hours trading, sending it to a 52-week high.

Indian government-Twitter row: All you need to know

08 Feb 2021

Indian government-Twitter row: All you need to know

In recent days, calls for Twitter to quit India have risen. The microblogging website is facing immense criticism for violating the Indian law by unblocking accounts it had been directed to withhold.

Trump's Twitter ban right but sets dangerous precedent: Jack Dorsey

14 Jan 2021

Trump's Twitter ban right but sets dangerous precedent: Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, the boss of the micro-blogging website Twitter, has defended his company's decision to block the outgoing United States President Donald Trump from its platform but said that this ban sets a "dangerous precedent."

Twitter bans President Donald Trump's account permanently, he cries conspiracy

09 Jan 2021

Twitter bans President Donald Trump's account permanently, he cries conspiracy

Twitter, the micro-blogging platform that Donald Trump used religiously, has suspended his account permanently, two days after the outgoing United States President was barred from posting anything for a brief time in the wake of Capitol violence.

Signal's user count surges after Musk recommends it over WhatsApp

08 Jan 2021

Signal's user count surges after Musk recommends it over WhatsApp

Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, took to Twitter to thank new users for their support. It also took the opportunity to apologize for delays in delivery of verification codes preventing registration for many new users.

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

08 Jan 2021

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

After peddling misinformation since November, claiming that Democrats stole the election, and approaching courts, United States President Donald Trump came the closest to conceding on Thursday (local time), a day after the violence at Capitol shamed his country and shocked the globe.

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

08 Jan 2021

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has been slapped with an indefinite ban by Facebook and Instagram. He was initially barred from posting anything on these platforms for 24 hours, in wake of the deadly violence at the Capitol.

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

07 Jan 2021

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

Twitter and Facebook accounts of outgoing United States President Donald Trump were temporarily locked by the tech giants on Wednesday in wake of the chaos that took over the Capitol just as a ceremonial session of Congress was underway.

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

29 Oct 2020

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

22 Oct 2020

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

The Indian government has written a strongly-worded letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after the micro-blogging website showed Leh as a part of China.

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

15 Oct 2020

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday decided to restrict a controversial article on United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, inviting criticism from conservatives.

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

02 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

28 Jul 2020

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

As Twitter continues to draw flak for the recent hack of several high profile accounts through its internal tools, Bloomberg has published a report highlighting another major skeleton in the company's closet.

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

19 Jun 2020

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

A day ago, Twitter announced audio tweets as a way to let users share their personal thoughts and experiences in their own voice.

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

31 May 2020

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

In the new "upside-down" world, masks and gloves have replaced hugs and handshakes. Courtesy coronavirus, there's uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and most importantly distancing.

Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

29 May 2020

Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to remove certain protections given to social media platforms.

Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

28 May 2020

Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

When Twitter took the audacious step of debunking 'potentially misleading' tweets by President Donald Trump, a wave of criticism ensued, targeting one single man - Yoel Roth, the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter.

Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

21 May 2020

Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

In a bid to give users more control over their conversations, Twitter has started rolling-out a feature to limit replies on tweets.

Twitter allows employees to work from home 'forever'

13 May 2020

Twitter allows employees to work from home 'forever'

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, Twitter is moving to let its employees work from home 'forever'.

Now, Twitter will flag COVID-19 rumors with warnings, labels

12 May 2020

Now, Twitter will flag COVID-19 rumors with warnings, labels

After launching a way to let users rethink and change their 'mean responses', Twitter is moving to combat the problem of fake news related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets

06 May 2020

Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets

If you often lose your temper during Twitter arguments and end up saying mean things to others, be prepared to be reprimanded by the microblogging giant.

Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here

28 Apr 2020

Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here

Finally, the days of using Twitter over SMS are gone.

Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his wealth to 'disarm' COVID-19

08 Apr 2020

Jack Dorsey donating 28% of his wealth to 'disarm' COVID-19

In a major move, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and payments platform Square, has announced the decision to donate $1 billion, or about 28% of his wealth, to aid COVID-19 relief efforts.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

15 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

This week, a vast majority of developments in the world of tech were driven by the outbreak of coronavirus in various parts of the world.

Jack Dorsey to stay as Twitter's CEO, for now

10 Mar 2020

Jack Dorsey to stay as Twitter's CEO, for now

Jack Dorsey will stay as the CEO of Twitter, at least for the near future.

Twitter to ban dehumanizing remarks based on age, disability, diseases

06 Mar 2020

Twitter to ban dehumanizing remarks based on age, disability, diseases

In a bid to curb cases of online hate, Twitter has taken the step to ban the dehumanization of users on the basis of their age, disability, or disease.

Want to link multiple tweets? Use new 'Continue thread' feature

21 Feb 2020

Want to link multiple tweets? Use new 'Continue thread' feature

In order to make sharing thoughts convenient for its users, Twitter has rolled out another new feature for its mobile app - Continue thread.

Before big speeches, Zuckerberg gets his armpits blow-dried: Report

20 Feb 2020

Before big speeches, Zuckerberg gets his armpits blow-dried: Report

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has made a name for himself - for both good and bad reasons.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Living robots, Windows 10 bug, AI-based Maths Solver, more

19 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Living robots, Windows 10 bug, AI-based Maths Solver, more

This week, we have witnessed some major developments in tech.

Twitter will 'probably never' get an edit button, says Dorsey

17 Jan 2020

Twitter will 'probably never' get an edit button, says Dorsey

No matter how much you root for it, Jack Dorsey has made it clear - 'Edit' is not coming to Twitter.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

18 Dec 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has never been a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google Nest Mini, Facebook's outage and more in tech

01 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google Nest Mini, Facebook's outage and more in tech

The last week of November was a quiet one from the perspective of security issues, as we didn't witness any new bugs or vulnerabilities.

Child (!) who hacked Jack Dorsey's Twitter account, arrested

25 Nov 2019

Child (!) who hacked Jack Dorsey's Twitter account, arrested

Back in August, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey's own Twitter account was hacked to send out racist slurs and comments.

Now, enable two-factor authentication on Twitter without linking your number

22 Nov 2019

Now, enable two-factor authentication on Twitter without linking your number

A few weeks back, Twitter drew serious flak for making numbers given for two-factor authentication available to advertisers.

Twitter is banning political ads globally, says CEO Jack Dorsey

31 Oct 2019

Twitter is banning political ads globally, says CEO Jack Dorsey

In a major move, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that the microblogging site will stop showing political ads around the world.

Twitter said phone numbers provided for security used for ads

09 Oct 2019

Twitter said phone numbers provided for security used for ads

Microblogging giant Twitter has disclosed a major security lapse, a bug that used phone numbers and email addresses provided by users for targeted advertising - without permission.