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Twitter Rumored To Be Adding Photos Filters In Move To Battle Instagram

So we all recall the kerfuffle when Facebook snatched Instagram away from Twitter and co-founder Jack Dorsey stopped using the tool in a tiff.

And then Twitter took away Instagram’s API access, solidifying the rift. But then Instagram was all “in yo’ face, Twitter” as it came out with a workaround that promised to convert Twitter’s  photo-loving users faster than your favorite cult.

Well, according to The New York Times, Twitter is planning some pretty cool updates in the coming months, including photo filters “that will allow people to share altered images on Twitter and bypass Instagram.”

Don’t you love tech wars? All that’s missing are battling avatar-style robots.

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Is Twitter About To Remove All Third Party Image Services From Its Apps? [RUMOR]

In a move that will further irk an already uncomfortable and increasingly disillusioned developer community, Twitter appears poised to remove all third party image uploading services from its official apps on the iPhone, iPad, Android and other platforms, says Buzzfeed, citing “a person who was briefed on the company’s plans”.

(Why is it always him?)

Currently, there are six alternatives to Twitter’s internal photo sharer on the iPhone app – yFrog, Twitpic, Mobypicture, Twitgoo, and Posterous – but come the next update there may be just one.

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Cuba Blames Twitter User And “Necrophiliac Counter-Revolutionaries” For Castro Death Rumours

Cuba has accused Twitter of both starting and helping to spread a rumour that began on Monday that former leader Fidel Castro had died, suggesting that the social network helped spread disinformation about Castro’s passing by allowing the #fidelcastro hashtag to become a trending topic.

The state-run Cubadebate website singled out one user for particularly harsh criticism, before suggesting that “necrophiliac counter-revolutionaries” worsened the situation by jumping on the story, and that Twitter has also previously censored topics that were in favour of the Cuban government.

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