Twitter users urged to update over Android flaw

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter says the loophole affects a fraction of Android app users Millions of Twitter users will be asked to update their Android app after the company found a security flaw. Twitter said the vulnerability could let other malicious apps access private information such as direct messages. It said most[…]

Twitter hack court hearing ‘Zoombombed’ with porn

Image copyright Getty Images A court hearing for the Florida teenager accused of being behind last month’s major Twitter hack was interrupted with pornography. The hearing took place over video chat app Zoom, but had to be suspended after repeated interruptions. The 17-year-old was asking for a lower bail amount, after pleading not guilty to[…]

Florida teenager arrested over Twitter hack

Image caption Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian and Barack Obama are among victims of the hack A teenager in Florida has been arrested over a major Twitter hack in July, according to the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office. On 15 July, Twitter accounts of multiple high-profile US figures were hijacked in an apparent Bitcoin scam. Hillsborough State[…]

Twitter hack: Staff tricked by phone-phishing scam

Image copyright Getty Images The unprecedented hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts this month was caused by human error and a spear-phishing attack on Twitter employees, the company has confirmed. Spear-phishing is a targeted attack designed to trick people into handing out information such as passwords. Twitter said its staff were targeted through their phones. The[…]

Twitter bombshell: Why Trump floated delaying the election

The conventional media wisdom is that President Trump was trying to distract from some awful economic news. Why else, the insta-pundits asked, would he float an idea that he has absolutely no way of making happen? Delay the election–seriously?? It’s a wackadoodle notion, to be sure. And a president who was confident about winning a[…]

Trump Jr. rips Twitter for restricting his posts but allowing China’s ‘disinformation’ about COVID-19

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday objected to Twitter removing his post that contained doctors, accompanied by a congressman, touting hydroxychloroquine as a viable treatment of the coronavirus. “When the Chinese Communist government literally spread disinformation about coronavirus, Twitter literally said that is not a violation of their rules,” Trump Jr. told “Fox & Friends.” TWITTER DELETES[…]

Israeli legislature presses Twitter on ‘double standard’ between Iran’s ‘genocide’ tweets and Trump’s

Twitter defended its decision to flag President Trump’s tweet about violent demonstrations but not Iran’s calls for violence against Israel, suggesting to Israeli’s legislature on Wednesday that the latter fell under its protections for “commentary on political issues of the day.” The exchange occurred during a Knesset hearing on antisemitism in social media. Human rights attorney[…]

Prince William meets Peter Crouch: Duke of Cambridge on lockdown, Twitter and mental health

The guest on this week’s That Peter Crouch Podcast is none other than Prince William. As president of the Football Association, the Duke of Cambridge has been keen to use his role to start conversations around mental health, including helping to rename the 2020 FA Cup final the Heads Up FA Cup final. “We’re hoping[…]

VIPs and MPs boycott Twitter after Wiley tweets

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images/BBC Image caption Those taking part in the boycott include MPs David Lammy and Rosena Allin-Khan, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, actor Jason Isaacs, broadcasters Rachel Riley and Maajid Nawaz, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and entrepreneur Lord Sugar A 48-hour boycott of Twitter by some of its users, protesting at the platform’s alleged lack[…]