Twitter fights spammers with lawsuit

In an attempt to get rid of the flood of spam across Twitter, the company's filed a lawsuit agaisnt several companies it says are some of the worst offenders.

Killing celebrities via Twitter

No, Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi are not dead, they’re both alive and well, but somebody’s trying to kill them off in cyberspace via Twitter.

Twitter buys Posterous, but hints at closure

Twitter is buying blogging company Posterous, in a deal that seems targeted at the company's engineers, rather than its product, and could see Posterous Spaces closed down.

Twitter use reveals more than you think

Your friends' tweets may be giving away more information about you than you realise, say sneaky computer scientists at the University of Rochester.

Twitter sells your old tweets - location and all

It might be time to start deleting those old tweets - because they're up for sale.

Twitter updates mobile apps, goes to Kindle Fire

Twitter has just rolled out updates to its official mobile apps, and as part of the process has released a Kindle Fire-optimized version of its Android app.

Russian search engine to offer Twitter feed

Russia's leading search engine, Yandex, has teamed up with Twitter to offer the full firehose of public tweets worldwide.

Twitter scrutinized for storing contact info

If you know someone who has a Twitter account, chances are your contact info is on the site's servers, even if you've never been to Twitter.com.

Is Facebook more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol?

I'm sure we all know people who just can't seem to put down their smartphone and stay off Twitter or Facebook for even a couple of hours at a time.

Super Bowl breaks Twitter records

Technically the New York Giants won the big game over the weekend, but Twitter was kind of a winner as well.

Quarter of tweets 'not worth reading'

A quarter? Seriously, only a quarter? But that's the proportion of tweets that Twitter users say are a waste of time.

Man denied entry to US because of a tweet

Apparently the Department of Homeland Security has nothing better to do than to monitor what vacationing tourists post on Twitter.

Twitter boss talks about presidential race

The man at the head of the giant microblogging site says without Twitter, candidates will suffer.

Thailand welcomes Twitter censorship changes

Thailand has become the first country to publicly endorse Twitter's plans to censor tweets on a country-by-country basis, meaning that anybody wanting to insult the Royal Family had better get a move on.

FBI wants to scrape Twitter worldwide

The FBI is considering continuously monitoring all social media sites on a global basis, and is looking for help.

Twitter reveals new censorship plans

Twitter's announced that it can now selectively delete tweets in particular countries, allowing it to comply with individual censorship regimes while leaving offending tweets visible in the rest of the world.

Twitter buys anti-malware firm Dasient

Twitter has acquired web security firm Dasient, in a move which could make clicking on URLs in the social network a little safer.

Twitter buys news app startup

A Canadian company called Summify has become the latest notch on Twitter's bedpost.

China now has 500+ million online users

There has been an enormous explosion in the number of Chinese citizens who now have access to the Internet.

DHS steps up Internet monitoring


The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now "monitoring" a number of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, WikiLeaks, the HuffPo, Drudge, JihadWatch and Wired Danger Room.