Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

22/01/19 09:54 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years.

Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts.

Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account ...

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik

22/01/19 09:11 AM By Christine - Comment(s)

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.

In a separate statement, Sputnik attacked the social ne...

Why tech is taking a hammering

27/11/18 08:57 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

Technology stocks have had a very bad week. For the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) which have led the charge in growth over the past decade, it was grim.

At their lowest point, all five were down more than 20 per cent from their peaks. This translates to hundreds of billions of ...