A bug in Twitter’s new disappearing Tweet feature, Fleets does not enable the Fleets to disappear after the promised 24 hours

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.

Twitter launches new Emojis

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.

Twitter Launches New Emoji For Diwali

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.

Twitter Launches Emoji For Make In India Campaign

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.

Is Periscope Fast Becoming The Bastion Of Illegal Broadcasting?

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.

Periscope Reaches 10 Million Active Accounts Milestone In 4 Months

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.

Twitter Finally Drops The 140 Character Limit On Direct Messages

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: Indian Govt Info Requests Grew By 175% During Jan-Jun 2015

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%.

Facebook Working On A Twitter-Like App For Breaking News

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 And Twitter Aid The Crackdown On Child Porn

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.