The bug will let anyone to access and download a user’s Fleets without triggering a notification that the user’s Fleet has been read and this bug could be used with an app, which communicates with Twitter’s back-end systems via its developer API. Twitter had earlier said that even though the Fleets are designed to disappear completely, it could still hold on to them for 30 days if they violate their rules. That means using this flaw; a user can access and download Fleets with unique URLs from the server even after 24 hours. A Twitter user named @donk_enby detailed this happening in a series of tweets. Twitter says it is aware of this and is working to fix it.
The ministry of Electronics and IT sent a notice to Twitter stating “showing Leh as part of J&K is a deliberate attempt by Twitter to undermine the will of sovereign Parliament of India which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory of India with its headquarter in Leh”
Social media giant Twitter has announced that it has released new Emojis covering a broad spectrum ranging from Trans pride flag to women’s cricket. The update also brings in new wallpapers, a refreshed AirPlay menu, a new Shazam toggle for Control Center and the usual bug fixes.
According to a study conducted by IMRB, Facebook has Pan-India presence and has almost 2.4 times more users in India than social micro blogging site Twitter and around 2 times more usage than video sharing website YouTube. The number of people on Facebook in the non-top eight metros is more than twice that of the top eight cities.
The team at Shareaholic analyzed sharing activity data generated across 300,000+ sites that were powered by their Content Amplification Platform. All the sites reach over 450 million unique visitors every month.
The government today told the Delhi HC that its media wing and other IT departments comply with ‘standard agreements’ while using social platforms like facebook, twitter and YouTube—and not any other formal or discrete agreement.
He will be responsible to head the products division of its advertising business. Tarun Jain has relocated from San Francisco to Bangalore and will head business strategy, product division, execution, partnerships and customer adoption. The company had earlier hired Google’s Surojit Chatterjee.
After launching Make In India campaign’s emoji, it is now a ‘diya’ emoji. Users can use the hashtag of #HappyDiwali and the emoji will appear next to the tweet. The emoji is a diya, which symbolizes the Diwali Festival. Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor launched the first emoji on Twitter.
While tweeting with the hashtag #MakeInIndia, one will see an emoji of a black lion against an orange background.It is the first non US brand which got a Twitter emoji. The campaign has seen nearly 500 million impressions this year and received a large number of positive tweets from US, Japan and UK.
Uttar Pradesh government has directed the social networking websites to remove objectionable posts and pictures, related to the brutal killing of Mohammad Akhlaq alleged for consumption of beef. UP Police, has written a letter to Twitter asking to remove photographs and tweets related to the incident.
The app is quickly becoming a magnet for copyright violations. Periscope received 1,391 notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for illegal streams during Q2 2015. The number of takedown requests has grown massively from just 17 in April to 833 in June. Periscope complied with 71% of the takedown requests, amounting to 1029 streams affecting 864 accounts.
Twitter said users are collectively watching 40 years worth of content on a daily basis. The metrics are only for Android and iOS versions of the app and the company hasn’t even included web streams in the count. Twitter is also working on a way to reduce spam and abuse on the platform while adding new features such as a fast-forward button and landscape mode.
The limit has now been raised up to 10,000 characters as opposed to Facebook Messenger’s 20,000 character limit. The move was announced in June but has been rolled out only now. Twitter is investing big on Direct Messages, and had rolled out Group direct messages and made it possible for users to privately chat with anyone on its platform.
Twitter said global government information requests grew by 52% during H1 2015. The Indian government made 113 information requests, up from 41 requests during Jul-Dec 2014. The number of accounts affected in the info requests was up to 2,963, while the percentage of instances where Twitter actually provided the Indian gov with data was down to 19%.
The app is part of the Facebook for Businesses initiative is currently being alpha tested. Users will follow publications they like and topics they want to receive alerts about. Publications will be able to send notifications to all their followers in the case of breaking news. These mobile alerts will be restricted to 100 characters of text and a url.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter have started using the Internet Watch Foundation’s database of known child sex abuse images to automatically block child porn on the Internet. The list is made up of images that are assigned with a digital value, and any image shared that has the same value will be blocked.