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Twitter makes it easier to follow things you like

Sponsored Links Twitter The accounts you follow on Twitter may not be the only ones talking about things that interest you, and the social network is giving you easy way to find them. Twitter has started rolling out the ability to follow topics, so you don’t have to obsessively check relevant hashtags in the middle …

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

Sponsored Links hocus-focus via Getty Images Twitter wants us to be a bit more mindful of the way we use quote tweets, replies and retweets. In a bid to mitigate some of the problems these tools can cause — pile-ons, ratio, dunking and so on — it’s revealed it’s planning a couple of experiments in …

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Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Federal law enforcement is taking action against former Twitter workers who allegedly spied for Saudi Arabia. The Justice Department has charged Ali Alzabarah (the one whose activities first surfaced) and Ahmad Abouammo with using their combined access to monitor Twitter accounts on behalf of the Saudi government. Abouammmo, an American …

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Former Twitter employees charged with spying on users for Saudis

Enlarge / While at Twitter, two men allegedly gathered data on users “of interest” to the Saudi Government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Department of Justice said in an indictment unsealed today. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In an indictment filed on November 5, the Justice Department has charged two former employees of Twitter as …

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Twitter blocking all political ads globally starting in November

Enlarge / A Twitter logo displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images/LightRocket | Getty Images Twitter might be the president’s favored platform and a valued way for candidates to spread their messages far and wide, but starting next month, elected officials and candidates alike are going to have to make sure all that …

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Twitter vows to introduce new rules against deepfakes

Sponsored Links bombuscreative via Getty Images Twitter promises to introduce new policy to fight deepfakes, especially when they could “threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm.” The social network has announced that it’s working on created rules to address what it calls “synthetic and manipulated media” posted on its website. Photos, videos, and …

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eToro Launches Crypto Portfolio Weighted by Twitter Mentions

That notorious abyss of Crypto Twitter – where the XRP Army patrols, altcoins flourish and falter, and @Vitalik99832182 promising you infinity ETH – got a new plaything today: an eToro crypto portfolio calibrated to the tenor of its tweets. The new financial instrument is called TheTIE-LongOnly CopyPortfolio, and, as of Tuesday morning, it was live on …

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Telegram Bombshell, Zuckerberg to Testify, Ripple Row: Hodler’s Digest, Oct 7–13

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week U.S. SEC deems $1.7 billion Telegram offering illegal, orders halt …

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Twitter transgression proves why its flawed 2FA system is such a privacy trap

Enlarge Twitter If ever there was a surefire way to sour users against a two-factor authentication system that was already highly flawed, Twitter has found it. On Tuesday, the social media site said that it used phone numbers and email addresses provided for 2FA protection to tailor ads to users. Twitter requires users to provide …

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Facebook, Reddit, and others need a deepfakes plan now, senators say

Enlarge / A comparison of an original and deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Washington Post | Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post With only 13 months left to go in the seemingly interminable 2020 US election season, senators are calling on Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, and other social networks to do something sooner, rather than …

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