Cambiate la password di Twitter

Pare che un bug abbia impedito di criptare le password degli utenti di Twitter. La società dice che non ci sono prove di falle di sicurezza o di altri problemi seri, ma meglio cambiare la password.

When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it. We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication of breach or misuse by anyone.
Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password.

A billion dollar gift for Twitter

A billion dollar gift for Twitter

Maybe you saw this great post by Anil Dash linked on other websites: it’s really good. The last paragraph in particular resonate with me, but the whole piece is a worth read.

Honestly, it’s a lot more personal. There are a lot of reasons Twitter still matters to me, and to a lot of us. It’s the last bastion of the old era of blogging or social media that still has huge cultural relevance. It’s the last big company to at least give lip service to some of the values of the web we lost. We idealize Twitter despite its egregious flaws because it still has glints of the best parts of the Internet. But the worst of Twitter has crossed the line into overshadowing the best of Twitter for many people, and if we learn from past social platforms, that kind of phenomenon often reaches a tipping point. Sometimes it feels like Twitter-the-product is fighting a losing battle against Twitter-the-company.

Important News about Vine

Important News about Vine

Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold. Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app.

Personally, I never used Vine.

Twitter Permanently Bans Milo Yiannopoulos

Twitter Permanently Bans Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart blogger better known as @Nero on Twitter, has been permanently banned from the site after inciting a campaign of racist harassment against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones that prompted the actress to quit Twitter.

The guy rambles on:

Yiannopoulos continued, “This is the end for Twitter. Anyone who cares about free speech has been sent a clear message: you’re not welcome on Twitter.” Or, maybe don’t incite abusive campaigns and you’ll be fine.

But, as XKDC put, free spech doesn’t mean there’s no consequence for your speech.

Is That a Threat?

Is That a Threat?

Last month I wrote a joke on Twitter. That’s not notable because I’ve done it literally fifteen thousand times. I spend all day every day writing jokes on Twitter. I like doing it, and it’s part of my job. What made this tweet different than all my other tweets (and please read that in your best Passover Seder voice), is that in the last few weeks I’ve received hundreds of negative replies from men ranging from from the tame “You’re not funny” comments to the harder to ignore threats suggesting they should rape me with a toothbrush.

We’re not familiar with Facebook, so we can’t say if there’s the same amount of threat for women, but Twitter has a serious problem with harassment.