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Twitter Must Ban Racist, Anti-Semitic Words, Says MP

Twitter Must Ban Racist, Anti-Semitic Words, Says MP

A leading British politician has criticised Twitter for their handling of abuse and called on it to ban racist words which she says can “never be used in a positive way”.

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Here’s How to Stop #Twitter Tracking Your Apps

Here’s How to Stop #Twitter Tracking Your Apps

Yesterday we reported that Twitter is now tracking the other apps installed on your iOS and Android devices. Called App Graph, the update will track applications installed on the same device as the official Twitter app, but won’t collect any data from the apps themselves.

The tracking is opt-out, meaning you will need to take action if you don’t want Twitter snooping on your stuff so it can show you more tailored ads.

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – How Public is Your Private Information? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - How Public is Your Private Information? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sharing to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is a lot of fun, but do you ever stop to think about the little pieces of your identity that you’re giving away online?

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Twitter Fixes Serious Flaw That Allowed Unauthorised Deletion of User Credit Card Info

Twitter Fixes Serious Flaw That Allowed Unauthorised Deletion of User Credit Card Info

Earlier this month Twitter launched a HackerOne initiative that rewarded security experts for correctly identifying serious bugs on the platform. The program pays out a minimum of $140 for any qualifying vulnerability, with no maximum reward – indeed, the bounty is scaled against the severity of the flaw.

This week Twitter has patched a hole that would have allowed a hacker to openly delete any number of account credit cards used for ad payments on Twitter, potentially costing the company millions in revenue. Accordingly, Twitter has paid out $2,800 to the security research who exposed the bug, a record bounty for the company.

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Feds Spend $1 Million on ‘Truthy’, the Database That Tracks Misinformation on Twitter

Feds Spend $1 Million on 'Truthy', the Database That Tracks Misinformation on Twitter

The U.S. federal government has spent almost $1 million in the creation of an online database that has been designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution” on Twitter.

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9 Risky Overshares From Twitter Celebrities

9 Risky Overshares From Twitter Celebrities

Every word that a celebrity tweets is fascinating… even when it isn’t.

Our favorite comedian is having trouble with the kids – hilarious! Our favorite pop star is waiting in line for groceries – tell me more! But sometimes the seemingly mundane information our beloved celebrities tweet goes beyond oversharing and can become a potentially risky info leak.

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Twitter, Amazon, NASDAQ, Target – 2013′s Biggest Digital Disasters [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter, Amazon, NASDAQ, Target - 2013's Biggest Digital Disasters [INFOGRAPHIC]

2013 was a great year for social media but a somewhat forgettable one for online security, with a series of high-profile software glitches and exploits causing a lot of damage, both in reputations and finances, throughout the year.

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram – Social Media Security Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram - Social Media Security Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the past 5 years social media growth has exploded around the globe and, as platforms such as Twitter and Facebook expand and begin to increasingly mirror and reflect “real life”, they take on many of the problems of the offline world, too.

For example: security. With millions of social media views, updates and registrations taking place literally each and every minute, the potential for identify thieves, hackers and good, old-fashioned burglars to exploit your personal information has never been greater.

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2 Million Accounts Compromised From Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn

2 Million Accounts Compromised From Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn

Malware has captured login credentials from more than 2 million users worldwide on Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn, reports Mashable.

A new report from web security firm Trustwave shares that hackers have been using Pony malware to steal usernames and passwords across these sites.

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Strange Stuff Coming From Your Twitter Profile? Think You’ve Been Hacked? Check Your Apps!

Strange Stuff Coming From Your Twitter Profile? Think You've Been Hacked? Check Your Apps!

If your Twitter profile has been behaving in a strange way and doing things like sending our tweets you didn’t write, following other users you didn’t authorise and telling everyone you know about the latest amazing diet tips and must-see celebrity nudity, chances are your account has been exploited.

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