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Exodus Intelligence:
Security firm finds de-anonymizing zero-day vulnerability in Tails OS popularized by Snowden   —  Silver Bullets and Fairy Tails  —  Introduction  —  This week we made mention on Twitter of a zero-day vulnerability we've unearthed that affects the popular Tails operating system.
Jul 24, 2014, 8:55 AMIn context
Janet Van Huysse / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter releases diversity report: global employees are 70% male; in US 59% white, 29% Asian   —  Building a Twitter we can be proud of  —  At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet.  We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds.
Jul 23, 2014, 4:35 PMIn context
Andy Baio / Medium:
How to fake flawless predictions for any sports event or election using social media   —  How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet  —  Spark conspiracies, incite riots, and predict the future with a confidence scam for the Twitter era  —  On Saturday, a Twitter account appeared …
Jul 20, 2014, 5:55 PMIn context
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Buzzfeed now receives more traffic from Pinterest than from Twitter   —  Nailed It: Buzzfeed Cracks The Pinterest Code  —  Buzzfeed is one of of the fastest growing media companies ever, with a monthly audience of 150 million and counting, thanks chiefly to its unmatched understanding of what people will read or share on Facebook.
Jul 20, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Twitter will soon give you access to your entire DM history via the iOS and Android apps   —  With more and more people using Twitter's DM (Direct Messages) feature as a chat service, the company is working to upgrade the experience. … Access to your entire history is a great way to keep track …
Jul 18, 2014, 7:50 PMIn context
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter expected to unveil new metrics that count people who see tweets in embeds and on TV   —  Under Pressure, Twitter Tries to Resize Itself  —  Company Is Expected to Unveil New Metrics That Will Show Breadth of Its Audience  —  After a troubling start as a public company …
Jul 17, 2014, 9:33 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires CardSpring To Power In-Tweet Commerce And Offers   —  Twitter just announced it's acquired CardSpring to enable “in-the-moment commerce experiences.”  CardSpring is an application platform that lets developers build card-linked offers electronic coupons, loyalty cards …
Jul 17, 2014, 4:50 PMIn context
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
With BitLicenses, NY becomes the first state to propose rules for virtual currency business   —  New York Reveals BitLicense Framework for Bitcoin Businesses  —  The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has released its long-anticipated list of proposed rules and regulations …
Jul 17, 2014, 2:50 PMIn context
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
BlackBerry Assistant officially introduced as part of BlackBerry 10.3, Siri et al likely not worried   —  Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has officially introduced its virtual assistant for the BlackBerry 10.3 OS, and it's called simply ‘BlackBerry Assistant’.
Jul 16, 2014, 11:15 AMIn context
Kevin Montgomery / Valleywag:
Twitter Hit with Age Discrimination Lawsuit   —  Silicon Valley fetishizes youth—the 20-something, white, over-worked male who will write code until his wrists tingle.  That's just great, unless you happen to not be those things.  Case in point: a new lawsuit against Twitter complains …
Jul 15, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context

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