Twitter is suing the U.S. government in an effort to loosen restrictions on what the social media giant can say publicly about the national security-related requests it receives for user data.
The company filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department on Monday in a federal court in northern California, arguing that its First Amendment rights are being violated by restrictions that forbid the disclosure of how many national security letters and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court orders it receives -- even if that number is zero.
After nearly six years, TwitPic is shutting down its service amidst pressure from Twitter's legal team. The service has worked in conjunction with Twitter for several years providing hosting services for images and videos.
According to a blog post by TwitPic creator Noah Everett, Twitter contacted his company a few weeks ago in regards to a trademark that was filed for his company that has been pending since 2009. The Twitter legal team demanded they abandon the trademark or risk losing access to the Twitter API.
Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links?
There was one catch, though: it was only open to advertisers and verified users.
No longer! Now you too can obsess way too hard over the performance of every tweet you send! Hurray!
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced Wednesday that the social network was suspending all accounts that posted images from the appalling video allegedly showing the beheading of photojournalist James Foley.
"We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery. Thank you," Costolo tweeted.
Twitter has acquired a small startup called Mitro, which focuses on password security.
Mitro announced Thursday that it is joining Twitter in its New York office and will be "focusing on a variety of geo-related projects." The company will not be integrated into the social network, but rather keep working on its own products that let several people share passwords to one account.