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Petition Calling On Twitter To Add “Report Abuse” Button Has 60K Signatures, And Counting

After feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez was subjected to a sustained barrage of threatening tweets over the past three days, Twitter is facing calls to take faster, and stronger, action against online abuse.

Here are the details of what’s been happening.

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Do You Reveal Too Much About Yourself On Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

As Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn have become an integral part of our everyday routines, sharing private information about ourselves publicly to these channels has in turn become the norm which, in some cases, can be hazardous.

In the face of Twitter account hacks, the recent controversy over the NSA’s data mining, and Facebook phishing, how do you keep your data safe?

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Online Trust Alliance’s 2013 Honor Roll Report Names Twitter #1 In Consumer Protection

The Online Trust Alliance’s 2013 Honor Roll report, a comprehensive audit of the Internet’s most visible companies, has given Twitter the stamp of approval for voluntary best practices, consumer protection and self-regulation.

Read on to see how Twitter came out on top in the OTA audit, and other key takeaways from the report.

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Two-Step Authentication Rolls Out On Twitter.com

Today’s most predictable news: Twitter has finally rolled out two-step authentication.

After another recent round of high-profile hacks, apparently Twitter saw the light. And by “light,” I mean the dead-obvious value of offering users a two-step secure login that’s been available on Google, Facebook, and more platforms for months now.

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5 Tips For Protecting Your Twitter Account From Hackers

On the Internet, privacy and security are major concerns, especially as hacking on Twitter is more rampant than ever.

In order to protect your Twitter account from hackers – be they intentionally targeting your account, or including you in a systematic sweep – follow these five tips, below.

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Twitter Is Sending Emails To Users Whose Accounts Have Been Compromised

There have been reports of users receiving emails from Twitter telling them to change the password on their account. And, while you might rightly be suspicious of any email asking for your password, this time it’s the real deal.
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Would You Pay A Small Monthly Fee For Social Media Insurance?

Identity theft and other nefarious online deeds are the bane of any social media user’s existence. We’re all a little afraid of someone stealing our passwords, messing with our social profiles and possibly even taking control of our online banking and bills.

A company in the UK has noticed this fear of being hacked among social media users, and is now offering insurance against digital criminals at a cost of £3.99 per month. Would you pay?
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Twitter, Facebook And Your Online Security [INFOGRAPHIC]

How safe are you when tweeting or posting a message to Facebook? You might think you’re protecting your privacy by logging out after every session, but, as this infographic shows, there are multiple aspects to keeping yourself safe and secure online.
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This Twitter Account Will Retweet You If You Post A Pic Of Your Credit Card, So Please Don’t

“Please quit posting pictures of your debit cards, people.”

That’s the pleading bio of the latest novelty Twitter account on the block. But this isn’t your average political satire or celebrity parody – this account retweets common-sense-lacking Twitter users who have posted pictures of their credit or debit cards in an effort to get them to stop.
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Twitter Denies 55,000 Usernames And Passwords Posted Online Were Hacked

Twitter had a bit of a hacking scare on Tuesday, as about 55,000 usernames and passwords were leaked on a filesharing website. However, the company has denied that they were actually hacked, claiming that the data was actually mostly spam accounts, unlinked usernames and passwords, or duplicates.
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