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Malicious Android SDKs Caught Accessing Facebook and Twitter Users Data

Malicious Android SDKs Caught Accessing Facebook and Twitter Users Data
November 26, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Two third-party software development kits integrated by over hundreds of thousands of Android apps have been caught holding unauthorized ...

Two Former Twitter Employees Caught Spying On Users For Saudi Arabia

Two Former Twitter Employees Caught Spying On Users For Saudi Arabia
November 07, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Two former employees of Twitter have been charged with spying on thousands of Twitter user accounts on behalf of the Saudi Arabian govern...

You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads

You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads
October 09, 2019Swati Khandelwal
After exposing private tweets , plaintext passwords , and personal information for hundreds of thousands of its users, here is a new sec...

Twitter temporarily disables 'Tweeting via SMS' after CEO gets hacked

Twitter temporarily disables 'Tweeting via SMS' after CEO gets hacked
September 05, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Twitter today finally decided to temporarily disable a feature, called ' Tweeting via SMS ,' after it was abused by a hacking gro...

A Twitter Bug Left Android Users' Private Tweets Exposed For 4 Years

A Twitter Bug Left Android Users' Private Tweets Exposed For 4 Years
January 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Twitter just admitted that the social network accidentally revealed some Android users' protected tweets to the public for more than ...

Twitter Discloses Suspected State-Sponsored Attack After Minor Data Breach

Twitter Discloses Suspected State-Sponsored Attack After Minor Data Breach
December 18, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Twitter has been hit with a minor data breach incident that the social networking site believes linked to a suspected state-sponsored at...

New Malware Takes Commands From Memes Posted On Twitter

New Malware Takes Commands From Memes Posted On Twitter
December 18, 2018Wang Wei
Security researchers have discovered yet another example of how cybercriminals disguise their malware activities as regular traffic by us...

Google Home and Chromecast DOWN? Reboot them to Fix the Glitch

Google Home and Chromecast DOWN? Reboot them to Fix the Glitch
June 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If your Google Home, Home Mini and/or Google Chromecast streaming stick were not working properly, you are not alone. Google Home, Home...

Change Your Twitter Password Immediately, Bug Exposes Passwords in Plaintext

Change Your Twitter Password Immediately, Bug Exposes Passwords in Plaintext
May 04, 2018Mohit Kumar
Twitter is urging all of its 330 million users to change their passwords after a software glitch unintentionally exposed its users' ...

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Share Data with Location-based Social Media Surveillance Startup

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Share Data with Location-based Social Media Surveillance Startup
October 12, 2016Mohit Kumar
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, VK, Google's Picasa and Youtube were handing over user data access to a Chicago-based Startup — the dev...

Hacker Downloaded Vine's Entire Source Code. Here's How...

Hacker Downloaded Vine's Entire Source Code. Here’s How...
July 24, 2016Mohit Kumar
Guess What? Someone just downloaded Twitter's Vine complete source code. Vine is a short-form video sharing service where people can sh...

Breaking: Edward Snowden Joins Twitter & Only Follows 'NSA'

Breaking: Edward Snowden Joins Twitter & Only Follows ‘NSA’
September 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Whistleblower Edward Snowden just joined Twitter, and his first tweet seems to be directed at the US National Security Agency (NSA) . ...

Twitter Open Sources 'Diffy' that Automatically Catches Potential Bugs in Code

Twitter Open Sources 'Diffy' that Automatically Catches Potential Bugs in Code
September 04, 2015Khyati Jain
After, Facebook open sourced Thrift Technology ( an internally used tool by Facebook ) in 2007, rival entity Twitter brings Diffy , an ...

Mark's Milestone: 1 Billion People Uses Facebook in A Single Day

Mark's Milestone: 1 Billion People Uses Facebook in A Single Day
August 28, 2015Khyati Jain
Yesterday, Facebook Co-founder and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg broadcast in his Facebook post, that Monday Facebook made a record by counti...

Twitter will now Track EVERY App You have Installed on Your Smartphone

Twitter will now Track EVERY App You have Installed on Your Smartphone
November 27, 2014Mohit Kumar
Like Facebook and Google, Twitter will soon be collecting your smartphone data in order to provide a " more personal Twitter experi...

Twitter Launches Digits – A Password Free Login Service For App Developers

Twitter Launches Digits  –  A Password Free Login Service For App Developers
October 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
There's a good news for app developers. On Wednesday at Twitter's first annual developer conference Flight, the company announced a new ...

Twitter Enables Password Reset With SMS and Suspicious Login Notifications

Twitter Enables Password Reset With SMS and Suspicious Login Notifications
May 09, 2014Mohit Kumar
The popular social media site Twitter is rolling out a couple of new features to its login process to help users prevent their account ...

How to access Twitter in Turkey - #TwitterisBlockedinTurkey

How to access Twitter in Turkey - #TwitterisBlockedinTurkey
March 23, 2014Mohit Kumar
Twitter , the biggest Social Media platform used for vital communication is now banned in Turkey from the last few days, after Prime Min...

Twitter enables StartTLS for Secure Emails to prevent Snooping

Twitter enables StartTLS for Secure Emails to prevent Snooping
March 14, 2014Wang Wei
TWITTER is taking users' privacy and security very seriously and in an effort to prevent Government snooping, the company has secure...

Twitter Vine app hacked by 16 year old Web developer

Twitter Vine app hacked by 16 year old Web developer
June 05, 2013Mohit Kumar
Recently Twitter has rolled out Vine app for Android, A new way to share video on twitter. The free app, which enables people to record ...
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