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IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at Ikea, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEO
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IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at Ikea, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEO

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
3 Dec 2021
Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO
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business management

Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO

CTO Parag Agrawal takes the reins as Dorsey also plans to leave board position
29 Nov 2021
Tesla shares fall after Musk Twitter poll
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business management

Tesla shares fall after Musk Twitter poll

Tesla CEO asked social media users whether he should sell 10% of his shares in the company
8 Nov 2021
Twitter sells mobile ad unit for triple its original value
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Acquisition

Twitter sells mobile ad unit for triple its original value

The sale will allow the tech giant to focus on its plans of doubling its revenue in 2023 to $7.5 billion
7 Oct 2021
Twitter, LinkedIn reverse course due to climbing COVID cases
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Twitter, LinkedIn reverse course due to climbing COVID cases

Twitter closes offices while LinkedIn decides to allow remote work after all
29 Jul 2021
Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online
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Security

Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online

Tech giants announce move at equality forum
1 Jul 2021
Four in ten Americans would rather give up a pet than social media
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social media

Four in ten Americans would rather give up a pet than social media

New research investigates the link between poor mental health and social media
21 Jun 2021
Florida passes new anti-censorship law targeting social media firms
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social media

Florida passes new anti-censorship law targeting social media firms

Florida law regulates digital platform providers — those that don't own theme parks
25 May 2021
Congressional leaders grill tech CEOs over misinformation
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Policy & legislation

Congressional leaders grill tech CEOs over misinformation

Spiky exchanges between lawmakers and tech leaders leave few satisfied
26 Mar 2021
Here’s what big tech CEOs will say at today’s Congressional hearing
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Policy & legislation

Here’s what big tech CEOs will say at today’s Congressional hearing

CEOs of Facebook, Google & Twitter discuss misinformation
25 Mar 2021
Tech employees think big tech is too powerful
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Technology

Tech employees think big tech is too powerful

A new survey of tech workers finds eye-opening results
16 Mar 2021
Twitter sues Texas AG for violating its free speech
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social media

Twitter sues Texas AG for violating its free speech

The fallout from Trump ban continues, as Twitter calls investigation unconstitutional
10 Mar 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
social media

The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation

Social media is a great innovation - but falsehoods and manipulation are rife
11 Dec 2020
Twitter hires new cyber chief after devastating breach
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Security

Twitter hires new cyber chief after devastating breach

After a major security breach in July, Twitter has made moves to improve its cyber security
1 Oct 2020
Twitter to make AI algorithm open source to scour for biases
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Twitter to make AI algorithm open source to scour for biases

Users highlight racial bias in the way Twitter’s automated image-cropping tool selects portions for preview
21 Sep 2020
Twitter to secure high-profile accounts ahead of the 2020 election
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Twitter to secure high-profile accounts ahead of the 2020 election

Twitter aims to reduce the chances of hackers breaching these accounts as we approach the presidential election
18 Sep 2020
Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election
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Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election

Twitter will remove or label tweets intended to undermine public confidence in civic processes
11 Sep 2020
Twitter tags Rep. Scalise tweet as manipulated media
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Twitter tags Rep. Scalise tweet as manipulated media

Activist Ady Barkan tells Scalise, “You owe the entire disability community an apology."
31 Aug 2020
Twitter tags yet another Trump tweet
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Twitter tags yet another Trump tweet

Tweet deemed to be in violation of Twitter’s rules on election integrity
24 Aug 2020
Twitter reveals tags for government and state media accounts
social media

Twitter reveals tags for government and state media accounts

Twitter will start in select countries and expand over time
7 Aug 2020
The Twitter hack, and why we need a better class of criminal
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hacking

The Twitter hack, and why we need a better class of criminal

The bitcoin scammers’ biggest crime isn’t fraud - it’s lack of imagination
18 Jul 2020
You can now check Twitter DMs right from your timeline
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You can now check Twitter DMs right from your timeline

Twitter makes DMs more like Facebook messages, but users aren’t happy
16 Jul 2020
Dems ask Facebook, Google and Twitter for coronavirus disinformation reports
Policy & legislation

Dems ask Facebook, Google and Twitter for coronavirus disinformation reports

The European Union already requested this info and received commitments from all three companies
10 Jul 2020