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Twitter Suspends Account of Former Adviser to Saudi Crown Prince

Twitter said on Friday that it had removed or suspended thousands of accounts with ties to governments in the Middle East, including the account of Saud el-Qahtani, a former close adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Twitter said it suspended Mr. Qahtani’s account because of “violations of our platform manipulation policies.” …

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Twitter UK pays less tax than people earning £120K

Twitter’s UK pretax profit grew by 46% last year after the social media company paid just £41,000 in corporation tax. That is less than the tax bill for an employee earning £120,000 (£44,900 in income tax plus national insurance), despite Twitter generating an income of more than £100m in the UK for the first time …

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Twitter finds 75 micro-influencer groups ‘open’ for brand support

Twitter has identified 75 “thriving” communities in an attempt to woo advertisers looking for audience-targeting opportunities.  For the first time, Twitter has used a data analysis company to identify, at a granular level, subcommunities within broader interest levels among people who may tweet about a multitude of topics.  The 75 communities are grouped by 10 …

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This Week In Security: Mass IPhone Compromise, More VPN Vulns, Telegram Leaking Data, And The Hack Of @Jack

In a very mobile-centric installment, we’re starting with the story of a long-running iPhone exploitation campaign. It’s being reported that this campaign was being run by the Chinese government. Attack attribution is decidedly non-trivial, so let’s be cautious and say that these attacks were probably Chinese operations. In any case, Google’s Project Zero was the …

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Homeland Security won’t be able to use reported fake accounts, says Facebook

During Facebook Inc.’s continuing crackdown on fake accounts, its latest victim is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The social media giant told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the department is no different from anyone else when it comes to violating its terms of service. The announcement follows news that Citizenship and Immigration Services …

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The Best Twitter Traffic Hacks to Grow Your Business

Promoting a business on Twitter can be tricky. With 330 million monthly active users posting 500 million tweets per day, it’s easy for yours to get lost in the shuffle. Not only that, but it’s estimated that the average lifespan of a tweet is a mere 18 minutes. That’s low. And when you factor in Twitter’s ongoing …

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