Big tech would build a Muslim register
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Monday, 05 December 2016 14:09

Big tech would build a Muslim register


No one remembers IBM, including IBM

It seems that the top tech companies have learnt nothing from the experience of IBM during the 1930s and are happy to help build Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump’s Muslim database.

Twitter considers selling Vine
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Tuesday, 08 November 2016 00:08

Twitter considers selling Vine


As it considers acquisition itself


A week and a half ago, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down its short-form video compilation service Vine, keeping the website and video archive available but disabling mobile app functionality for its users over the next couple months.

Why did Istanbul's Internet get the works?
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Friday, 04 November 2016 12:23

Why did Istanbul's Internet get the works?


That’s nobody’s business but the Turks


Much of the internet appears to have gone down in Turkey and it is widely believed that the government is doing the throttling.

Twitter will have sorted out who will own it by October 27
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Lightning negotiations

Social notworking site Twitter has told potential acquirers it wants to have finished sales negotiations by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on 27 October.

Google and Salesforce place interest in bids to acquire Twitter
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Acquisition possible before end of year

In a recent turn of events on Friday, Google and Salesforce have made offers to acquire San Francisco-based social media giant Twitter to an estimated sum of $30 billion.

Turks by-pass government Twitter ban
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Friday, 22 July 2016 13:06

Turks by-pass government Twitter ban


Getting the message out

While the Turkish government is desperate to stop its citizens talking about the coup, its brutal crackdown afterwards and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s corruption, it is fighting an uphill battle.

AI assistant turned fascist sex slave on Twitter
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You have to be careful what you learn from whom

Microsoft’s had a wizard idea about getting its AI robot to learn about humans from Twitter. The program was so good that it quickly turned into a conspiracy theorist, Hitler-loving, incest sex-promoting Trump supporter.

Twitter experiences widespread outage
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:50

Twitter experiences widespread outage

Over 2.5 hours, mostly concentrated in Europe

On Tuesday, visitors to the website were greeted with the "Something is technically wrong" including the infamous blindfolded android robot image. Twitter chose to communicate the problem via a tweet. Some users took to Facebook to complain. Yet for others, the site appears to be permanently inaccessible.

Tweets to get longer
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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 10:52

Tweets to get longer


10,000 characters

Twitter is building a new feature which will allow  allow users to post tweets as long as 10,000 characters.  Its current limit is 140-character limit.

Tech leaders will be jailed for reporting UK spying
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Two years in prison

The UK government is threatening to jail leaders of tech companies who warn their customers that they have been victims of government spying.