Twitter bending 140-character limit to fit way people tweet

May 17, 2016

Twitter bending 140-character limit to fit way people tweet

Twitter is making a major shift in how it counts characters in tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages. The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person ...

May 14, 2016

U.S. background checks for security clearance to include social media

U.S. investigators can now probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances — something that lawmakers said Friday was a classic case of the government playing catch-up with technology. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper ...

May 13, 2016

Data on Chinese tycoons, party officials leaked on Twitter

Personal information on dozens of Chinese Communist Party officials and captains of industry from Jack Ma to Wang Jianlin may have been exposed on Twitter in one of the country’s biggest online leaks of sensitive information. Posts on Twitter from an account under the ...

Trump rally bomb threat tweet draws charges for Connecticut man, 20

Apr 25, 2016

Trump rally bomb threat tweet draws charges for Connecticut man, 20

A 20-year-old man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally in Connecticut on Saturday. Connecticut State Police say the U.S. Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say Sean Morkys posted on Twitter, ...

Eyewitnesses to Kumamoto quakes on social media

Apr 16, 2016

Eyewitnesses to Kumamoto quakes on social media

The strongest quake in Japan since March 2011, registering 7 on the Japanese seismic scale, shook Kumamoto Prefecture on the evening of April 14 with another major quake striking in the early hours of April 16. Here is a selection of reactions and reports ...

Twitter to stream for free Thursday night NFL games

Apr 6, 2016

Twitter to stream for free Thursday night NFL games

The National Football League said it had chosen Twitter as its exclusive global partner for streaming its Thursday night games during the 2016 regular season. Twitter Inc., whose shares were little changed at midday, will stream 10 games for free, the NFL said in ...