Twitter is experimenting with new features to fix the ratio

“Sometimes the barrier to tweeting is quite high, people feel like it’s easier to retweet than add context because they don’t know what to say,” Xie said.Twitter plans to introduce new experimental features in the coming weeks aimed at reducing the more negative aspects of the social media platf

Twitter will test auto-emojis to stop you from dunk-tweeting

Firstly, Twitter will add an emoji to a retweet, allowing users to quote-tweet without using the compose field.Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Twitter's senior director of product management David Gasca explained the small changes afoot.

Mastodon: What Is It and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

Unlike Twitter where one corporation has full control over the rules and regulations, any user can create their own server of Mastodon and manage it.Mastodon, an open source decentralised social networking platform, is fast gaining popularity in India.At the heart of it, Mastodon is a social

Twitter to Mastodon: Here's something no one told you about the community-owned platform

The ratio of “everyone” to “people who can handle abuse reports” is much, much higher than on any centralized service.Mastodon login: Top things we bet you didn't know about it (Image: Vikatan)&nbsp There has been a buzz in the last 24 hours over some new social networking platform in the

Here's why Indians are joining open source social network Mastodon in large numbers

(Sarahah, Prisma, Blue Whale... from recent memory) But, Twitter's non-action on pressing issues like hate speech, political propaganda and bullying could, in fact, further Mastodon adoption.

'Better, No Trolls': Why Some Indians Are Boycotting Twitter And Switching To Mastodon

"You need to move to #Mastodon, one of my trolls followed me there and created 8 handles to abuse me.It's a little-known social media platform, much like Twitter (the interface is strikingly similar) but it is an open-source network; that means any Jack and Mark does not control it; it's decentr

Twitter off, Mastodon on: Fake Rahul Gandhi account crops up as hosts join new platform

On September 5, to provide a sense of what he wants the site to be, Rochko has sent out a ‘toot’ saying, “My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator.“Publicly traded for-profit corporations have one interest and one interest alone: keeping thei

iPhone SE 2 may launch in 2020 and analyst predicts at least 20 million units will ship in a year

The phone is expected to be powered by the same processor that runs the new iPhones -- A13.A lot has already been talked about the iPhone SE 2 in the past and now a new report reveals some details about the phone's shipment.

Many Indians are moving to Mastodon from Twitter: Why, what is Mastodon and how it works

Not only they have decided to open an account on Mastodon, but they are also talking about it on Twitter and asking their followers to leave the "birdsite".Why are so many Indians suddenly moving to Mastodon?Mastodon is trending on Twitter for the last three days and its users, who call Twit

What is Mastodon and why scores of Twitter users are migrating to it

Mastodon is a free and open-source social networking platform, created by German coder Eugen Rochko in 2016.Or it can be private, appearing only to your followers and people mentioned in it and finally, it can be direct, appearing only to people mentioned in it.Users can create their profile

Why are India's Twitter users moving to Mastodon?

Mastodon is an open source network, where users can post, comment, follow other users and publish images and videos like on a conventional platform.While many have hailed Mastodon as a great alternative to Twitter, some have pointed out that its not as easy to use, which means its unlikely that

'No Trolls and a Happier Alternative': Here's Why Indians Are Leaving Twitter to Join Mastodon

The platform’s Twitter bio reads: "the social network of the future: no ads, corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralisation!For the unaware, Hegde's Twitter account got suspended after a few posts, which caused furor on the social media platform, with several demanding that his acc

Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics, US says

The allegations against the two former Twitter employees and a third man who ran a social media marketing company that did work for the Saudi royal family comes a little more than a year after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.Saudi Arabia, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policie

Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics, US says

The allegations against the two former Twitter employees and a third man who ran a social media marketing company that did work for the Saudi royal family comes a little more than a year after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.Saudi Arabia, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policie

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on users

The allegations against two former Twitter employees and a third man who ran a social media marketing company that did work for the Saudi royal family comes a little more than a year after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.Daisy Nguyen and Brian Melley Associated Press

Hashtag Saudi Arabia: Chasing critics on Twitter

Saudi Arabia subsequently expelled Canada’s ambassador and froze all new trade, in a clearly combative approach to international censure.Here is a look at how Saudi Arabia has cracked down on dissent and criticism on social media.Staying out of trouble Saudi Arabia has more than 11 million T

Twitter Staff Charged with Spying for Saudi Arabia

There have been cases where individuals have been arrested and given prison time for criticizing the government on social media.We understand the incredible risks faced by many who use Twitter to share their perspectives with the world and to hold those in power accountable” In the kingdom of Sa

In Saudi Arabia, Twitter Has Become a Tool to Crack Down on Dissent

Saudis once embraced Twitter as a platform for free expression in a country where the government controlled traditional media.

After Saudi spying charges - concerns about Twitter's safety arise

“We’re committed to protecting those who use our service to advocate for equality, individual freedoms, and human rights.” Ali Zabarah, one of those charged in the US criminal complaint, was previously named in a 2018 New York Times report, which said he was believed to have been a mole within the o

2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

He is a Saudi citizen described in the complaint as a principal in a social media marketing company that works for the Saudi royal family.As an alleged intermediary between Saudi officials and the former Twitter employees, he is believed to be in Saudi Arabia working with Alzabarah on social med

2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

He is a Saudi citizen described in the complaint as a principal in a social media marketing company that works for the Saudi royal family.As an alleged intermediary between Saudi officials and the former Twitter employees, he is believed to be in Saudi Arabia working with Alzabarah on social med

Two former Twitter employees have been charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

Sign up here for our daily newsletter The Download to get your dose of the latest must-read news from the world of emerging tech.Either way, the ease with which these three men operated is a reminder that hacking isn't the only way to access data illicitly: a well-placed insider with nefarious m

Two Former Twitter Employees Caught Spying On Users For Saudi Arabia

Besides spying on Twitter users, Abouammo has also been accused of deleting certain information from the social media platform, unmasking the identities of some users, and shutting down Twitter accounts on request of the Saudi government officials.Along with these two former Twitter employees, t

Two former Twitter workers charged with spying on users for Saudi Arabia

While some of these accounts might have been considered security threats as they contained images such as explosive devices, and were removed after takedown requests from the Saudi government, most were merely critical of Bin Salman, the government, or the royal family.“We understand the incredi

Two former Twitter staffers charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

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Twitter employees face US charges of spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia

At one instance, he was able to view the email address and telephone number associated with the account.Mr Abouammo later claimed the watch was worth $35,000, having posted an ad to sell it online.We understand the incredible risks faced by many who use Twitter to share their perspectives wi

Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard

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Two Ex-Twitter Employees Charged With Spying on Users for Saudis

Prosecutors say Almutairi ran a Saudi social media marketing company for the members of the Saudi royal family.The dissident who sued Twitter last month claims that Saudi agents -- through information about his account provided by Alzabarah in 2015 -- were able to plant malware on his phone in 2

2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

He is a Saudi citizen described in the complaint as a principal in a social media marketing company that works for the Saudi royal family.As an alleged intermediary between Saudi officials and the former Twitter employees, he is believed to be in Saudi Arabia working with Alzabarah on social med

Twitter Ex-Employees Accused of Spying on Saudi Dissidents

FBI agents began to surveil Alzabarah, and watched him outside his home in San Bruno, Calif. Alzabarah and his wife and daughter left the country the following day, boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia, and sent an email from the plane submitting his resignation.The complaint also charges a third i

Ex-Twitter workers accused of spying on users for Saudis

Eventually, Abuammo opened a bank account linked to a dummy corporation, and the unnamed official wired money both there and to a relative of Abuammo in Beirut.Twitter emailed a statement Wednesday evening that read in part: “We recognize the lengths bad actors will go to try and undermine our s

Former Twitter employees federally charged with working for Saudis

He entered the U.S. in 2005 through a Saudi Arabian scholarship and obtained degrees in computer science from various universities.We understand the incredible risks faced by many who use Twitter to share their perspectives with the world and to hold those in power accountable."Abouammo, a U

Saudi Arabia allegedly recruited former Twitter employees to access user data

The FBI interviewed Abouammo last year about the money he received, the watch, and communications with Saudi officials.The complaint, unsealed on Wednesday, alleges that Saudi officials recruited employees at Twitter to look up the private data of thousands of Twitter accounts and remove certain

Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia

“They will use any means at their disposal to get individuals’ data from U.S. companies for their intelligence and, in this case, suppression efforts.” In addition to Mr. Alzabarah and Mr. Abouammo, federal prosecutors charged Ahmed Almutairi, who previously ran a social media marketing company that

Adobe Developing New System That Could Protect Artists From Having Their Work Stolen Online

With details so scarce, it isn’t clear how Adobe will secure the system.Adobe has confirmed that the CAI will be opt-in, and says that its technical team is “exploring a high-level framework architecture based on our vision of attribution.” It hasn’t announced much more than that.All too oft

Adobe, Twitter, New York Times launch initiative to prevent digital fakes

Adobe, Twitter and The New York Times have launched the ‘Content Authenticity Initiative‘ to fight digital fakes by creating a standard for digital media attribution.For instance, the companies have not discussed how they will ensure that attribution info that is being linked is correct.The

Adobe joins NYT, Twitter to ensure digital content attribution

"Discerning trusted news on the internet is one of the biggest challenges news consumers face today," said Marc Lavallee, head of Research & Development, The New York Times Company."It is critical for technology and media companies to come together now in order to empower consumers to better

Adobe, NYT, And Twitter Launch Content Authenticity Initiative

“Discerning trusted news on the internet is one of the biggest challenges news consumers face today,” said Marc Lavallee, Head of Research & Development at The New York Times Company.It is critical for technology and media companies to come together now in order to empower consumers to better ev

After 'going offline' for four days, Elon Musk returns to Twitter

The family’s charges said that on the day of his death, Immesberger was overserved for over three hours despite the knowledge that he had a problem with alcohol.(Image: Reuters) 4 Oct, 2019 In 2018, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma posted a video on social media, in which Shar

Elon Musk is back on Twitter after *checks notes* 4 days

Was he ever coming back, the internet wondered?https://t.co/Q814zVoW4S — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2019 It appears the tweet wasn't just a one-time thing, because Musk followed with a few more tweets after that.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 'breakup' with Twitter lasted for about four days

In reply to Dorsey’s tweet, Musk had promptly tweeted, “Thanks Jack, Twitter rocks!” followed by a host different sorts of emojis.Earlier this year in June, Musk tweeted, “Just deleted my Twitter account.” But Musk was back on Twitter on a jiffy.

Adobe joins NYT, Twitter to ensure digital content attribution

“Discerning trusted news on the internet is one of the biggest challenges news consumers face today,” said Marc Lavallee, head of Research & Development, The New York Times Company.“It is critical for technology and media companies to come together now in order to empower consumers to better eva

Adobe, Twitter, and The New York Times team up to bring DRM-style attribution to memes

The New York Times also suggested that this system may be used to combat what it deems to be “misinformation”: “Discerning trusted news on the internet is one of the biggest challenges news consumers face today.In its current form, this digital attribution system appears to be creating a framewo

Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times team up to fight digital fakes

Producers would get credit, while everyday users would have an "attribution trail" tracing media back to its source.The approach so far would include an optional Adobe system that lets both creators and publishers attach secure attribution info to whatever content they share.How will the Ini

Adobe, New York Times and Twitter announce content authenticity initiative

“Discerning trusted news on the internet is one of the biggest challenges news consumers face today,” says The New York Times Company research & development head Marc Lavallee.“It is critical for technology and media companies to come together now in order to empower consumers to better evaluate

Adobe, New York Times and Twitter announce content authenticity initiative

“Discerning trusted news on the internet is one of the biggest challenges news consumers face today,” says The New York Times Company research & development head Marc Lavallee.“It is critical for technology and media companies to come together now in order to empower consumers to better evaluate

Twitter, Adobe, NY Times Company design new standard for content authenticity

A prototype attribution system integrated in Adobe Photoshop was put on exhibit at the Adobe MAX 2019 creativity conference.The goal is to permanently attach the identity of original content creators to their work so they get credit for it and give consumers a sense of authenticity of content th

New York Times Co., Adobe and Twitter, seeing dire need, debut Content Authenticity Initiative

Image credit: Adobe Creative Cloud ps_zeus By Staff reports LOS ANGELES – The New York Times Co. and Twitter have joined forces with tech platform Adobe to launch a new standard for attributing digital content.Media/publishing November 4, 2019 Cri de coeur: Is the Content Authenticity I

Adobe and Twitter are designing a system for permanently attaching artists' names to pictures

But the most obvious uses include identifying a photo’s source and making sure artists get credit for their work.And The New York Times Company’s research and development head, Marc Lavallee, suggested it could fight misinformation by helping people discern “trusted news” on digital media platfo

Browns player goes bananas after the game calling people crackers and threatening to kill them

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