Twitter has appointed its first ever female board member. Marjorie Scardino, CEO of publishing and education outfit Pearson, will join not only Twitter’s board but its audit committee. The move deepens Twitter’s ties with the media world and diversifies a board that has been all male and mostly white for six years.
One day earlier this month, Jim Vidmar bought 1,000 fake Twitter accounts for $58 from an online vendor in Pakistan.
He then programmed the accounts to "follow" the Twitter account of rapper Dave Murrell, who calls himself Fyrare and pays Mr. Vidmar to boost his standing on the social network. Mr. Vidmar's fake accounts also rebroadcast Mr. Murrell's tweets, amplifying his Twitter voice.
Twitter has used an "impossible" mathematical problem first discovered by a British secret agency to protect its users from electronic snooping.
The company said "perfect forward secrecy" (PFS) was now live on all its services, drastically increasing the effort required to intercept its traffic.
Twitter Inc priced its initial public offering above its expected range to raise at least $1.8 billion, in a sign of strong investor demand for the most highly anticipated U.S. public float since Facebook Inc.
The microblogging network priced 70 million shares at $26, above the expected range of $23 to $25, which had already been raised once before.
A pair of tweets sent by President Barack Obama's Twitter account re-directed users to to pro-Bashar al-Assad YouTube videos Monday afternoon.
One tweet about immigration reform was supposed to send followers to an article from The Washington Post. Instead, it linked to a video montage of terror attacks, starting with the attacks on 9/11. In a statement to CNNMoney, the hacktivist group known as the Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility for the hack, claiming to have broken into the president's ShortSwitch account -- a link-shortening service.