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‘WEEEEEEEE’: Internet finds endless entertainment in Fox News website troubles

The website of the Fox News Channel on Tuesday briefly warned of a “World Zombie Day” and encouraged visitors to watch “STUFF YO.” The odd headlines quickly stirred up commotion. Users of the social media outlet Twitter, along with several publications, were quick to question whether the site had been…

Repent, Bieber, the Pope just cracked 10 million Twitter followers

Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers. “Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you! I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying for me,” the pontiff tweeted early Sunday.…

Twitter confirms plans for much-anticipated stock offering

Twitter announced Thursday, in a tweet, that it has submitted papers for a stock offering, the most hotly anticipated in the tech sector since Facebook’s last year. “We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for…

One developer warns: Take Twitter ‘write access’ at your own risk

When the right individual or organization Tweets, it can have the power to move global financial markets and major economies, as well as incite mass chaos – all with a single, well-placed, 140 character missive.…  …

Reuters’ Twitter account hacked, apparently by Syrian Electronic Army

Syrian Electronic Army suspected of attack in which cartoons in support of Bashar al-Assad were posted on feed The Twitter account of Thomson Reuters was hacked on Tuesday in another apparent attack by the Syrian Electronic Army. The hackers used the account to post seven images , mostly explicit cartoons…

Why is Latin making a comeback?

POPE BENEDICT XVI was a Latin lover. In January, not long before stepping down, he launched a Latin language Twitter account that has since attracted more than 130,000 followers. People have used it to follow the visit to Brazil of the new pope, Francis…  …

Conservatives bashed me for speaking out about the Zimmerman verdict

Hours after the George Zimmerman verdict, I found myself at my computer, calling to mind a text I had first read in seminary. The text, Is God a White Racist, By Rev. Dr. William Jones, is still studied by theologians and academics and taught in institutes of higher learning. The…

Twitter to introduce PhotoDNA system to block child abuse images

Microsoft-developed system may be introduced this year once complication of handling pictures posted alongside billions of tweets can be overcome Twitter is to introduce a tagging system to prevent child abuse images being posted on its service, which now sees millions of pictures posted among the 2bn tweets every five…

Twitter hands over data in French anti-semitism case

Twitter said Friday it had handed over data to French authorities to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets following a complaint from a Jewish students’ group. A French court in January ordered the company to provide the data after the complaint from France’s Union of Jewish Students (UEJF).…

Ten killed in Alaska plane crash

Ten people were killed when an air-taxi plane crashed at the airport in the US city of Soldotna, in the state of Alaska, city police told AFP. The National Transportation Safety Board said late Sunday on its Twitter feed that it has sent a team to investigate the crash. Alaska…

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