From Apple's music 'revolution' and Sony's bloatware problem, to a new Xbox One, GTA: LA, Surface supremacy, and Skype's Modern farewell, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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Twitter is making another change to its social network and it's dropping the character limit on direct messages. Coupled with other recent changes, the company hopes this will help its users.
The internet has a pervasive culture of completely uninhibited expression, at the expense of common decency. But with Twitter and reddit moving to ban harassment, we're shown that change is overdue.
In the latest effort of its mission to make the site safer, Twitter has introduced the ability to share lists of blocked users, allowing easy blacklisting of common trolls.
In a move that resembles the Russian policy on tracking their citizens' online activity and identity, the U.K. government is reportedly working on keeping track of what you post online.
Facebook users will finally be able to post animated GIFs to their timeline albeit using third-party hosts, as the company has finally enabled the support for these files.
Celebrities are taking to Twitter to support a charitable campaign that aims to reunite families with missing children. The concept is simply based on sharing the children's images.
Russia's ever expanding internet laws threaten to block Google, Facebook, and Twitter entirely if they fail to censor and deliver information on Russian content and bloggers.
The U.S. President now has an official Twitter account, and the very first exchange somewhat trolls former U.S. President, Bill Clinton when answering a question about the account.
Domino's has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to embracing technology. Now, the pizza chain has expanded their ordering system by introducing a Twitter "tweet-to-order" system.
Last week, Twitter became a mobile gaming hub for over 2000 MS-DOS games. Today, it looks like Twitter has put the kibosh on gaming within tweets because it violates their terms of service.
A new tool allows anybody to check out screenshots from the Apple Watch of various apps, including Clear, Twitter, Yahoo Weather and Shazam, showing how developers are working with the platform.
Twitter has updated their abuse policies in a move to crack down on harmful content. Now, promoting violence may be met with a temporary account ban, and accounts may be locked for harassment.
Pirates are in the crosshairs, targeted with thousands of takedown notices over the leaking of the first four episodes of the latest season of HBO's popular TV series, Game of Thrones.
Twitter has finally stepped up and officially re-launched the quote tweet feature, which until now was mainly restricted to some mobile apps. Users can now RT and comment in context.
Twitter has delivered a big update for its Vine app on Windows Phone with a redesigned UI, more camera tools and Vine messages that bring it on par with those on Android and iOS
Twitch users will be required to change their password due to a potential breach that has occurred. Those that host via YouTube or Twitter will also be required to reconnect their accounts.
ASUS posted a flowchart in a tweet which highlights how expensive the gold Apple Watch is in comparison to their own ZenWatch, and suggests that if you still want to buy it then you might be crazy.
Twitter has a new policy seemingly aimed at Tor users, who are now required to provide a valid phone number if they want to sign-up for a Twitter account.
It's hard to imagine that YouTube, as ubiquitous and gigantic as it is, has never turned a profit. But that's exactly what a new report explains, alongside the myriad challenges that the site faces.
Despite Twitter's promotion of the two-factor authentication system to improve security over accounts, Twitter's CFO himself got hacked yesterday, with the account posting over 300 spam tweets.
Twitter published its latest financial results and they are very mixed. On one hand the company beat analysts' estimates on revenue, while on the other user growth is barely existent.
The social network is apparently getting serious about abuse on its platform. Twitter's CEO said he takes personal responsibility and things will really change and abuse and trolling will be tackled.
Unlike Bing, Google has largely avoided social integration in its search results. This may be changing soon, however, as Google is reportedly going to start embedding tweets in the near future.
The world stepped into the age of cyber warfare not too long ago, digital weapons have become much more destructive than physical ones. The British army intends to use this fact to their advantage.
The Chinese censorship of international websites is well known, and now it has become even tougher against social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and various other services.
While it's hard to describe, Twitter has slowly tried to branch out from its messaging roots and become something more. Bowing to the competition, Twitter has now added group DM's and a video camera.
Blizzard is testing a new patch that will bring a 'S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera' to the "World of Warcraft". This new item will allow characters to take selifes. Twitter integration is also being tested.
After experimenting for a long time, Twitter has finally decided to fully adopt Microsoft's Bing translation engine and allow users to translate tweets that are in different languages.
Twitter's recapping feature is now going live for almost all of its users on iOS, Android and the web. The "while you were away" feature aggregates popular or important tweets you may have missed.
Twitter's Windows Phone app will now indicate that users can't tweet animated GIFs, one of the features available in its Android and iOS apps. Additionally, People Hub integration has been added.
Hackers this morning targeted the Twitter feeds of two major news agencies, sending out a barrage of doomsday tweets that made it seem as if China and the United States had just sparked World War III.
Microsoft is now offering support for its Surface line of tablets on Twitter and has launched a new account to address issues that you may have about your device.
Twitter's upcoming video service, a potential competitor to industry giant YouTube, is only a few short weeks away - and once launched, will allow users to edit and post lengthy videos.
Twitter is rolling out new features left and right and it looks like the company has big plans for its video service even going as far as building a direct competitor to Google's YouTube.
Twitter is rolling out one of its new major features, which highlights 'the best' tweets that were shared while users were offline. It's a step towards a new Twitter and that's a mixed package.
Australian police has been left red-faced after its official Twitter account retweeted and favourited porn, with one tweet showing a women in a pair of black furry winter boots and nothing else.
“Something is technically wrong. … Thanks for noticing-we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.” Funny thing is Twitter servers seem to think that it's already 2015.
The giant US internet companies Google, Facebook and Twitter are currently at odds with the Kremlin over censorship requests made by the government and ignored by the giant social networks.
Sony has threatened Twitter and one of its users with a lawsuit after the user posted screenshots of leaked emails, it follows similar threats to news organizations reporting on the leaks.
Viber called NOD32 "buggy software" for flagging Viber and encouragedits users to uninstall ESET's software. In response, ESET posted a log showing that Viber is spying on its users.
Like most, I didn't get Twitter the first time. It felt like a feature Facebook already had in status updates. I soon realized it was a way of getting updates of only the people you're interested in.
With the year nearly over the social network is looking back at some of the biggest events of 2014 and how those were shared by millions of people around the world on its platform.
Two-step authentication using a mobile device has been available on Twitter for some time already, but the service had yet to expand to other countries around the world; this is now happening.
Twitter has announced that it will be gathering app graphs from users of its mobile apps, in order to recommend Twitter accounts to follow and display tailored tweets in the timeline.
A quite surprising report by Global Web Index dictates that Tumblr is now the fastest growing social platform. Other social networks like Facebook are currently facing strong competition.
Anthony Noto, the CFO for Twitter has accidentally revealed plans that the company is about to try to buy another company by tweeting the intent rather than via direct message.
A coalition of the internet's biggest companies is trying to push the US Senate into adopting the Freedom Act, which would limit data collection and bring greater transparency to the likes of the NSA