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Presidential alerts we really hope Trump won’t send… – TechCrunch

Presidential alerts we really hope Trump won’t send… – TechCrunch Move over Twitter, President Trump now has the power to send every phone in the land a simultaneous message — thanks to the new “presidential alert”, tested by FEMA yesterday. What’s it for? The idea is to enable the president of …

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Twitter hints at new threaded conversations and who’s online features – TechCrunch

Twitter hints at new threaded conversations and who’s online features – TechCrunch Twitter head Jack Dorsey sent out a tweet this afternoon hinting the social platform might get a couple of interesting updates to tell us who else is online at the moment and to help us thread our Twitter …

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SIM swap hacker caught in Florida – TechCrunch

SIM swap hacker caught in Florida – TechCrunch Florida police have arrested 25-year-old named Ricky Joseph Handschumacher. The young man is suspected of grand theft and money laundering. Handschumacher used SIM Swapping techniques to steal thousands in Bitcoin and to “drain bank accounts” according to security researcher Brian Krebs. Handschumacher’s …

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Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers – TechCrunch

Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers – TechCrunch Twitter has no intention of easing up on its fight against spam users and other factors that jeopardize the “health” of its service, despite the approach causing its monthly active user number to drop by three …

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Another day, another $50 million ICO exit scam – TechCrunch

Another day, another $50 million ICO exit scam – TechCrunch Savedroid, a German company that purportedly raised $50 million in ICO and direct funding, has exited with a bang. The site is currently displaying the above image and the founder, one – Dr. Yassin Hankir – has posted a tweeted …

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Bots on Twitter share two-thirds of links to popular websites: Pew – TechCrunch

It’s official: Bots are doing a lot of PR grunt work on Twitter — especially when it comes to promoting porn websites. That perhaps unsurprising conclusion about what automated Twitter accounts are link sharing comes courtesy of a new study by the Pew Research Center which set out to quantify one …

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Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now support RCS, the next generation of SMS

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE and others now offering features that go far beyond the standard SMS-based messaging apps that tend to ship with your phone — unless, of course, you are an …

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Twitter testing a feature that shows how many are ‘talking about’ tweets

Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that will show how many people are “talking about” individual, popular tweets. The metric shows up under some embedded tweets when they appear elsewhere on the web, and seems to replace both the retweet and replies totals with one, cumulative total. The new …

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Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically referred to as ‘intimate media.’ The latest rule change intends to combat yet another toxic Twitter problem; the prevalence of revenge porn …

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Twitter shares are skyrocketing after it says it might finally make money soon

It’s been quite a day for Twitter and the West coast is barely past breakfast. Besides a surprise earnings beat and the decision to ban Russian media firms RT and Sputnik from its advertising platform, the day is also notable for Twitter’s share price jumping 15 percent in early trading …

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