Twitter CEO hack highlights dangers of 'SIM swap' fraud

[ad_1] Losing control of one’s smartphone from ‘SIM swap’ fraud attacks can have potentially devastating consequences Even with considerable security precautions in place, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey became the victim of an embarrassing compromise when attackers took control of his account on the platform by hijacking his phone number. Dorsey became the latest target […]

How to change your Twitter password

[ad_1] As we found out today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is not immune to having his own account on his social network compromised. Just after 4 p.m. Eastern Time, his official Twitter account started posting racist and offensive posts, according to CNN. Those tweets were quickly deleted. Twitter’s official communications outlet confirmed that Dorsey’s account […]

Trump tries to overturn ruling stopping him from blocking Twitter users

[ad_1] “Public officials who address matters relating to their public office on personal accounts will run the risk that every action taken on that account will be state action subject to constitutional scrutiny,” according to the filing. The challenge may face an uphill battle. In the earlier ruling, Circuit Judge Barrington Parker noted that @RealDonaldTrump […]

Trump tries to overturn ruling stopping him from blocking Twitter users

[ad_1] “Public officials who address matters relating to their public office on personal accounts will run the risk that every action taken on that account will be state action subject to constitutional scrutiny,” according to the filing. The challenge may face an uphill battle. In the earlier ruling, Circuit Judge Barrington Parker noted that @RealDonaldTrump […]

Sites like Facebook, Google and Twitter allowed white supremacists to flourish. Now what?

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Before walking into a Norwegian mosque with a pair of shotguns earlier this month, Philip Manshaus called for a race war in a statement he posted on the dark reaches of social media. He couldn’t go to 8chan, the renegade message board where suspects in three recent mass shootings had […]

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

[ad_1] People gather in Lafayette Square in front of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in solidarity with the “Stand With Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally” in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese […]

Amazon pays warehouse workers to say good things on Twitter. The campaign is getting backlash online

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Select workers at Amazon warehouses—or fulfillment centers—are part of a campaign to tweet positively about their employer as a response to criticisms about working conditions. The campaign, which began last August, sparked renewed criticism after a Twitter back-and-forth between one user and accounts that appear to be from Amazon warehouse […]