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Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled

October 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai issued the recall soon after its cameras were identified as aiding the massive web attacks. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37750798

Twitter, Facebook and Google ‘aided Paris attacks’

June 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tech companies are facing legal action from the father of a woman killed in the Paris attacks last November. Reynaldo Gonzalez is accusing Google, Facebook and Twitter of providing “material support” to extremists. He alleges they “knowingly permitted” the so-called Islamic State group – referred to as “ISIS” in his legal action – to recruit, […]

Twitter abuse – ‘50% of misogynistic tweets from women’

May 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests. Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny. It found evidence of large-scale misogyny, with 6,500 unique users targeted by 10,000 abusive tweets in the UK alone. Twitter boss […]

Twitter revamps 140-character tweet length rules

May 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Twitter is overhauling some of its rules to try to make itself simpler to use and more attractive to newcomers. Members will be able to add multimedia to tweets – including pictures, links and videos – without eating into the 140-characters-a-post limit. The service is also changing the way it handles conversations between users. Twitter […]

Twitter ‘to stop counting photos and links in character limit’

May 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microblogging site Twitter is to stop counting photographs and links in its 140-character limit for tweets, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change could be made within the next two weeks, Bloomberg quoted a source as saying. The company has not yet commented on the report. But in January, founder Jack Dorsey said Twitter […]

Apple, Twitter and Facebook under scrutiny

April 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Sun Microsystems was a Silicon Valley giant. Founded in the 80s, the company sold hardware and software to thousands of companies, and during the dot.com boom it was bringing in $5bn (£3.4bn) in revenue each quarter. But then the bubble burst, and the firm went into a catastrophic downward spiral. Its share price plummeted and, […]

Social media cries foul over Twitter’s new China boss

April 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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So Twitter now has a managing director in China – a Chinese woman who used to be in the military – and online activists on the open side of the Great Firewall are freaking out. Yet it really is hard to see how concerning the appointment of Kathy Chen should actually be. Twitter is blocked […]

Twitter’s role in modern warfare

March 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Virtual warfare is being waged on social networks with the majority of users unaware that nations and militant groups alike are targeting their hearts and minds. Modern conflicts are no longer about warring states and control over territory, but more about identity, control of the population and the political decision-making process, argues military researcher Thomas […]

Twitter network down for many users after technical fault

January 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Social network Twitter is offline for many users, with web visitors being greeted by an error page. Some mobile users are also unable to read or post tweets to the network, which has over 300 million active members. Twitter chose to communicate the problem via a tweet, in which the firm said it was aware […]

Twitter says new measures ‘have tackled trolls’

December 29th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Twitter has clamped down on internet trolls by introducing a series of measures over the past year, its European head Bruce Daisley has said. Speaking to The Independent ahead of Twitter’s 10th birthday, Mr Daisley said more effort had been put into user safety than any other issue. “The measures we’ve taken correlate directly with […]

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December 21st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Follow ilicomm Technology Solutions today on our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin for all of the latest IT industry news and updates. Everyday we post technology news, hints and tips and potential security warnings to ensure you are in the know. Click the below links to be directed to our social media sites: […]

Facebook, Google and Twitter agree to German demand to delete hate speech within 24 hours

December 17th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook, Twitter, and Google have agreed with Germany and will delete hate speech from their services within 24 hours to fight a rising tide of online racism. The flood of refugees into Germany has been tied to a deluge of racist and xenophobic hate-speech on social media that Facebook, for one, had been accused of […]

Twitter warns of government ‘hacking’

December 14th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by “state-sponsored actors”. It is the first time that the social media company has issued such a warning. Twitter emailed users to say that the hackers may have sought their email or IP addresses, or phone numbers, which it […]

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