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Twitter Cracks Down On Spying

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said it has implemented a security technology that makes it harder to spy on its users and called...

Are You Inadvertently Telling The World Where You Are?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology

Be careful what you tweet -- you may be inadvertently giving away your location. That's the conclusion of a recent study conducted by a University ...

Hacker Claims Access To 'Entire Database Of Users On Twitter'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

An Islamist hacker claiming he has access to "the entire database of users on Twitter" leaked the account information of 15,000 people on Tuesday. ...

Twitter Has To Figure Out Its Hack Problem..Or Else

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 04.24.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Does Twitter have a credibility problem? For many, a single fake tweet from the Associated Press account that briefly roiled financial ...

It's Time For Twitter To Implement Two-Step Verification

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.23.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Two-step authentication: I'll admit it can sometimes be annoying from the user perspective. But the peace of mind of the added security outweighs that. It's time for Twitter to implement it.

Is Facebook Jeopardizing Your Home’s Security?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.12.2012 | HuffPost Home

All it takes is one careless status update.

Gerry Smith

How @Weave Found His Stolen Twitter Account On The Black Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.04.2012 | Technology

Eric Weaver tried logging in to his Twitter account this summer, but he was locked out. A hacker had broken into his account and changed the password....

Twitter Makes A New Purchase

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 01.24.2012 | Technology

Twitter's made another big buy, its second in the past week. On Monday, TechCrunch reported that the microblogging site will acquire Dasient, a se...

Gerry Smith

Most Federal Agencies Have No Security Policy for Social Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Less than one third of federal agencies using social media have created safeguards against hackers looking to exploit their accounts to launch cyber a...

Security Experts: Twitter 'Flirting With Disaster'

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

The fast-growing microblogging site Twitter has fallen behind some other Internet services in introducing tools to help secure the accounts of users, ...

Twitter Gives Users More Control Over Their Information

Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology

Twitter has updated its permissions process in an effort to provide users with more transparency and control over what information can be accessed by ...

Snafus Forced Twitter Data Center Move, Sources Say

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic An ambitious plan to prevent "Fail Whales," the cartoon icon that greets frustrated Twitter users during network outages, h...

Twitter Ups Security To Defend Against Hackers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Tweet securely. The micromessage social network just made it possible for members to use a more secure, encrypted HTTPS connection while on Twitte...

Twitter, Regulators Finalize Security Settlement Over 2009 Hacks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Federal regulators finalized a settlement Monday with Twitter related to data security lapses in 2009 that gave hackers access to users' ac...

Caution: What NOT To Post On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

Think before you tweet. Twitter is a powerful communication tool used by the likes of protesters, journalists, astronauts and public officials. But...

Senator Calls On Facebook, Twitter, Others To Up Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called on major U.S. web site operators such as Amazon and Twitter to switch to a more secure protocol to...