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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.

Twitter halts tweeting via SMS after CEO Dorsey's account hack

05 Sep 2019

Twitter halts tweeting via SMS after CEO Dorsey's account hack

In a new development, Twitter has disabled the option to tweet using SMS.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Apple's Indian store, iPhone launch, OnePlus 7T, and more

01 Sep 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Apple's Indian store, iPhone launch, OnePlus 7T, and more

The world of technology progresses so quickly that it may be difficult to keep up with everything that's going on - new phones, bugs, leaks, et al.

Someone just hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account

31 Aug 2019

Someone just hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account

Another day, another hack!

'Black Mirror' 'Smithereens' Review: Relevant message; Sub-par storyline [Spoilers]

08 Jun 2019

'Black Mirror' 'Smithereens' Review: Relevant message; Sub-par storyline [Spoilers]

The current season of Black Mirror feels different from the others and not in a good way.

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

01 May 2019

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

In less than 24 hours, three seemingly unrelated events happened: a) The Print wrote a condescending article on Hindu statues b) Twitter, once again, blocked a pro-right account @TrueIndology c) I met a girl who was "center of left" but didn't know what it means.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

24 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

Facebook has been accused of interfering in elections in several countries and at the time of our Lok Sabha elections, the social media giant is facing a tough time in India.

If Twitter is universe, CEO Jack Dorsey thinks he's God

18 Apr 2019

If Twitter is universe, CEO Jack Dorsey thinks he's God

It is tough being God. You can't say to your followers that they need to see another God, you can't wonder what you are doing with your life, and you can't catch a break.

Want to check your first ever tweet? Here's the way

24 Mar 2019

Want to check your first ever tweet? Here's the way

The Twitter we see today was a lot different from the one that launched 13 years ago; it had humble beginnings, a different name, and a few test users.

Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

25 Feb 2019

Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

On Monday, the Parliamentary Committee on IT met with Twitter's Global Vice President of Public Policy Colin Crowell in lieu of CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

22 Feb 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

Despite the Indian government summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on IT on February 25, Twitter has said that Dorsey will not attend the hearing.

#Pulwama: How pseudo intellectuals peddle lies, and foster hatred

18 Feb 2019

#Pulwama: How pseudo intellectuals peddle lies, and foster hatred

Let me start by making a blanket statement here - an average Indian, like you and me, just doesn't care about the caste, color, creed, religion of another Indian. A non-Kashmiri doesn't hate a Kashmiri, and vice versa.

Soon, you could get new 'clarify' option for tweets

15 Feb 2019

Soon, you could get new 'clarify' option for tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has suggested another alternative for the long-awaited 'edit' button.

Is Twitter really biased against right-wing? Let's dig deep

13 Feb 2019

Is Twitter really biased against right-wing? Let's dig deep

Come election season and lines have been clearly drawn on social media. Before parties send their cadres on streets, millions are doing the same job on Twitter.

Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

11 Feb 2019

Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

Days after it was reported that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had refused to appear for a hearing before India's Parliamentary Committee on IT, panel head Anurag Thakur has said that he has again been summoned for a hearing on February 25.