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Social media giant Twitter is among the latest U.S. companies to report that it is among a growing list of victims of Internet security attacks, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
Twitter names its first chief operating officer since Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo vacated the role two years ago, as the social site bolsters its leadership team ahead of a possible initial public offering.
Twitter, the social-networking company that features 140-character status updates, is letting users download an archive of posts to make its site more alluring as competition with Facebook escalates.
Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram is making it harder for users to display pictures on microblogging site Twitter amid increased rivalry between the social-networking websites.
The State Archives of North Carolina, working with Durham-based ArchiveSocial, has launched a searchable data base that tracks what's being said by some government officials - and what's being said about them through the state's new "Social Archive."
Pope Benedict XVI's new Twitter account is attracting a surge in followers after the Vatican announced that the pontiff will make his first post next week.
One in three people using Twitter in June sent messages at some point about the content of television shows, an increase of 27 percent from only five months earlier. And that was before the Olympics, which was probably the first big event to illustrate the extent of second screen usage.
Facebook, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide, and Twitter, with more than 140 million, usually see increased traffic around storms and major news events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011, the presidential debates and the London Olympics. The rise of social media is giving users more information and points of view than television news, where Americans have typically turned during such events, an analyst says.
Twitter blocks Germans' access to neo-Nazi group; FTC offers $50,000 reward for a cure to robocalls; Yelp to alert consumers on fake reviews; Google, Samsung to sell Chrome laptop for $249; Low broadband speeds are holding gaming industry back.
Ellison vs. IBM; GSK foam OK'd; Instagram tops Twitter; IE 9 best malware blocker; S.C. in 'Next Big Thing'
Inside the Bulldog Blog: Oracle's Larry Ellison throws barbs at IBM; a treatment from Steifel wins FDA approval; Instagram mobile now outnumbers Twitter; Internet Explorer 9 tops malware blocking survey; South Carolina has connection to WSJ's "Next Big Thing" list.
The New York case will determine whether Twitter faces the burden of responding to subpoenas for its users, the company says. The outcome is significant throughout the U.S. as law enforcement becomes more aggressive in seeking information about what people do and say on the Internet, according to the ACLU.
The two firms held talks in recent months about Apple making an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the New York Times reported last week. The deal would have valued Twitter at more than $10 billion, the Times said.
Google+ ties Wikipedia for No. 1 in a customer service index report while Facebook's score falls due to changes in format, excess of ads and privacy concerns.
'Occupy Wall Street' case will determine whether Twitter faces the burden of responding to subpoenas for its users, the San Francisco-based company has said. The outcome is significant throughout the U.S. as law enforcement becomes more aggressive in seeking information about what people do and say on the Internet, the American Civil Liberties Union says.