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Wikileaks whips up furor after proposing a database of verified Twitter users’ info

Wikileaks on Friday tweeted that it is thinking of building an online database populated with the information of verified Twitter users. Unsurprisingly, many Twitter users didn't take kindly to the idea.
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Twitter strikes deal to live-stream 70 hours of action from the PGA Tour

Twitter is bringing professional golf live-streams back to its platform courtesy of its latest partnership with the PGA Tour. The deal will see Twitter stream 70 hours of live competition across 31 tournaments.
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Twitter rolls out unpopular feature to Android despite earlier backlash

On Thursday, Twitter “accidentally” shelved the @ symbol in tweet replies on iOS, and the reaction from users was hostile, to say the least. Does this mean the platform will change its mind about the planned update?
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CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter may start letting users edit tweets

Twitter has spoken. After CEO Jack Dorsey asked the site's users for suggestions for new features, one function won the popular vote: the ability to edit tweets. However, Dorsey claims that implementing the update is easier said than done.
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Twitter launches 360-degree live video on Periscope

Twitter is bringing 360-degree live video to its service courtesy of its Periscope live-streaming platform in partnership with a small group of popular users. Periscope says it will be rolling out the feature more widely over the coming…
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Amazon sends out over a billion holiday packages; Echo sales surge

Also today: OurMine hacks Sony Twitter account and tweets out a fake death notice, rumors suggest Apple has more new iPhone models in the wings. Maybe.
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Want free books? Just spread the word about Honest Few

Meet Honest Few, a new book discovery platform that takes your Facebook likes and Twitter retweets and turns them into currency for digital books. Simply spread the good word of Honest Few, and start collecting e-books for free.
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This new fake news search engine tracks webs of web rumors

A group from Indiana University is tracking the spread of fake news stories with a new search engine called Hoaxy. From election rumors to whether dandelions really kill cancer, the site tracks the web of web rumors.
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Nobody’s perfect: First Facebook, now Twitter has an ad metrics problem

A video ad metrics blunder is forcing Twitter to dole out refunds to marketers. This is the one Facebook trait Twitter would be wise not to adopt. According to the company, the mishap lasted for just over a month.
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More bad news for Twitter as two more executives exit 2:45

Plus: AT&T takes on robocalls and a hacking group takes aim at Netflix.
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Twitter will provide data on user who sent seizure-inducing tweet to reporter

In its response to a court order, Twitter has agreed to hand over its user data relating to an account that allegedly sent a seizure-inducing tweet to senior Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald.
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Twitter, Facebook, Google being sued by families of Orlando nightclub victims

A lawsuit filed by the families of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting claims Twitter, Facebook, and Google provided “material support” to the Islamic State, which led to the radicalization of shooter Omar Mateen.