Twitter Sues Five Spamming Sites
Twitter's had it with spammers and wants to send a message with the help of law enforcement. On Thursday, the company filed a suit against five separate web tools and providers that allegedly make it easier to spam people on Twitter. "Twitter now has more than 140 million active users, and we continue to grow at a record pace," Twitter said in a statement.
Biz Stone, a cofounder of Twitter , told an audience in Montreal this week that spending up to 12 hours a day on the platform is not necessarily a great idea. "To me, that sounds unhealthy," he said on Wednesday at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal business conference, according to a report in The Guardian . Stone told the audience that users should leave the site after they found the information they were looking for. "I like the kind of engagement where you go to the website and you leave because you've found what you are looking for or you found something very interesting and you learned something," Stone said, according to the report."I think that's a much healthier engagement. Obviously, we want you to come frequently."
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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to indicate that @OscarsAudioGuy is back online. The Twitter account @OscarsAudioGuy was suspended for several hours Monday, leaving its operator theorizing that some of Hollywood’s power players had complained about his satiric tweets regarding sound problems during the Academy Awards show. “I’m just going to add it to my resume that I was banned by the Academy,” said Barrett Tryon ( @barretttryon ) in a phone interview with Wired.com. In reality, the suspension resulted from the account being mistaken for a spambot, according to an e-mail from Twitter that Tryon forwarded to Wired.com.
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Twitter Investors, Including Employees, Can Only Sell 20% of Their Stock [REPORT]
In a move designed to forestall an IPO for as long as possible, Twitter has a rule barring any investor, including employees, from selling more than 20% of their stock, according to a report. Twitter initiated the rule about a year ago, but it hadn't been made public, according to CNNMoney . The guideline is somewhat controversial within the company and allegedly prompted Senior Technical Engineer Evan Weaver to resign last August. According to the article, Weaver's departure prompted an explanatory email to staffers from CEO Dick Costolo. The email outlined Twitter's reason behind the policy: To keep to the SEC-dictated limit of under 500 investors.
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Company Sues Former Employee for Value of 17,000 Twitter Followers [VIDEO]
Noah Kravitz left his former employer PhoneDog in October 2010 on good terms. Now the company is suing him for $340,000 for the 17,000 followers he kept after he left the the position, valuing each follower at $2.50 per month over a period of eight months. by Jan 7
Meet the Writer Being Sued For His 17,000 Twitter Followers
At any conference, product launch or other event where the top tier of tech reporters gather, Noah Kravitz is easy to pick out of a crowd. He's the affable guy with glasses, earring and a cue-ball head; a supersmart cellphone-loving thirtysomething with a finely tuned sense of the absurd. Online, Kravitz often goes by the handle "Kravy Krav," an homage to hip-hop legend Flavor Flav. KravyKrav was also the name of his very first (and now inactive) Twitter account.
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Leaked Twitter Subpoena Raises Online Privacy Issues
UPDATE: Twitter would not comment on this particular matter, but gave us this statement: "To help users protect their rights, it is our policy to notify our users about law enforcement and governmental requests for their information, unless we are prevented by law from doing so." The leaked subpoena sent to Twitter this month by the Suffolk District Attorney's Office in Boston is causing some hoopla on the web and raising the issue of law enforcement's access to online personal data. On Dec. 14, the D.A.'s Office issued a subpoena to Twitter in order to access the account information of two users who tweeted a list of personal information they allegedly obtained by hacking into the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association.
Occupy Protestor's Twitter Account Subpoenaed
Smacked with yet another subpoena, Twitter must submit an Occupy protestor's account information to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office — unless the account holder can stop the order before Feb. 8. The District Attorney's Office issued a subpoena for Malcolm Harris (at the Twitter handle @destructuremal ) on Jan. 26. Harris is the managing editor for the blog The New Inquiry, which seeks to explore ideas through criticism and examination. He alleges via Twitter that the District Attorney's Office is only requesting three-and-a-half months of his account information because of a disorderly conduct violation he was slapped with during the Brooklyn Bridge protest and subsequent arrests "I'm not sure why they've singled me out, but I'm not too worried," Harris told Mashable .
The protestor believes its a subpoena for the violation of blocking a car on the bridge. Judging by his comments, He seems very optimistic that nothing bad will result from this. by Feb 2
Twitter Stands Up to Court Order for Occupier's Data
Twitter , which has a history of complying with court requests for users' data, appears to be drawing a line in the sand. The company filed a motion in a New York State court on Monday to quash a court order that would force it to hand over data pertaining to a user involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to a blog post from the American Civil Liberties Union. Malcom Harris, the user in question, is being prosecuted by the District Attorney's office in Manhattan for disorderly conduct during the Occupy movement's march across the Brooklyn Bridge last year.
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