Category: Twitter

Twitter to introduce stricter content NSFW guidelines — worrying adult content creators


Over the past year, social networking platforms Facebook and Instagram have made it almost impossible for NSFW artists to exist on the platforms in their efforts to ‘clean up’ the sites. The measures employed have ranged from banning any discussion around “sexual preference,” “sexual roles,” “breasts,” and “buttocks” to the tech giant’s latest stunt in restricting solicitation that involves “sexual emoji or emoji strings.” The trend of deteriorating conditions for NSFW artists to make a living online first started last year when Tumblr announced that it would block anything it considered to be adult-rated visual content. Now, Twitter, a platform…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google


Unlike the late 90s and early 00s, search engines currently aren’t at war with each other.. Google is a clear giant in the field and others orbit around it like small planets around the sun. While someone ‘Googling’ stuff is not surprising, it’s quite unusual when a big company’s CEO says they prefer some other search engine. In a big endorsement, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted he loves DuckDuckGo and it’s his default search engine. I love @DuckDuckGo. My default search engine for a while now. The app is even better! — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 27, 2019 The search engine positions…

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Twitter delays deleting inactive accounts to decide how to respect dead users


Yesterday, news broke that Twitter would begin to get rid of accounts that hadn’t been used in over six months, starting on December 11. While it makes some sense to purge Twitter of perfectly good usernames that are going unused, some users wondered what would happen with the accounts of the deceased. At the time, Twitter didn’t have an answer beyond the team is “thinking about ways to do this.” Now the company is clarifying its account removal policy, while also appearing to delay the move altogether. It sent out a tweetstorm today clarifying the policy. We’ve heard your feedback…

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You can now hide replies to your tweets — here’s how


Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Earlier this year, Jane Manchun Wong, a security researcher with a knack for revealing yet-to-launch software features by reverse engineering apps, tweeted that Twitter was testing a “replies moderation” tool. Today, Twitter officially rolled out the feature globally, giving you “more control over your conversations” with the ability to hide replies to your tweets.  The moderation tool gives you the option to hide replies to your tweets, but also allows others to see and…

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PSA: Twitter finally ditches SMS for two-factor authentication


Twitter has finally done the impossible: it’s allowing users to enroll for its two-factor authentication (2FA) program without requiring a phone number. What’s more, it’s also providing an option to disable SMS-based 2FA, which is known to be flawed and insecure. The decoupling comes in the wake of revelations that the social blogging platform “accidentally” targeted ads at some users by way of their email addresses and phone numbers, which they provided only for account security purposes. Twitter admitted it didn’t know exactly how many were impacted by the inadvertent error, but said the issue was fixed as of September. To setup…

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These songs inspired by Trump’s handwritten quid pro quo defense are peak Twitter


The Twitter-verse is alive with the sound of music that was inspired by the most unusual of lyricists: US President Donald J. Trump. Earlier this week the embattled number 45 put on one of the strangest performances of his presidency as he spoke to media outside the White House. Starring as both narrator and lead, the President acted out what it might look like if he directly responded to inquiries raised by US Ambassador Gordon Sondland during the ongoing impeachment hearings. It has to be seen to be believed, here’s a video from C-SPAN: But if you’re not able to…

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