News tagged: Twitter

OurMine Hacks Twitter Accounts Of Marvel, Netflix

Netflix and Marvel are the latest victims of OurMine, a hacking group most known for breaking into social media accounts. Twitter accounts for both companies were hacked and OurMine made itself known in their respective feeds by posting to their millions of followers.

Twitter Developing Breaking News Alert Feature

Twitter users who rely on the social network as a source of news may soon gain another way to learn about the day's biggest stories. A breaking news alert feature is in testing and is being trialed with users. Many people were exposed to the alerts for the first time yesterday.

Vine Will Live On As A Camera App

Vine isn't going away entirely, though the network side of the app will be disabled. While the hosting side of Vine is shutting down, the app will live on as a camera app, enabling users to continue recording and saving six-second videos. The shutdown was announced in October.

Twitter Considers Adding Encrypted DMs

Twitter will consider an update to direct messages that will add support for encrypted content to that part of the app. CEO Jack Dorsey says the request for "secret, burn-after-reading" direct messages is something that's reasonable and will be considered internally.

Twitter Adds Moments Creation To Mobile

Moments creation on Twitter has expanded beyond the web and is now reaching mobile devices. Regular users have been able to construct Moments since earlier this year. The feature lets users create stories featuring tweets and photos from the network.

Twitter Accidentally Suspended CEO's Account

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was temporarily suspended from the service on Tuesday. He was entirely unavailable on the network for a few hours and he returned with an explanation, blaming the suspension on an "internal mistake." He didn't fully explain the mistake.

Twitter Expands Mute, Report Functionality

In its continued fight against abusive behavior, Twitter has introduced more muting and reporting features. Muting, which is currently limited to specific people, will now be possible for keywords, phrases, emojis, and hashtags. Users can therefore filter out almost anything.