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Twitter Bug That 'May Have' Exposed Direct Messages Probably Didn't Expose Anything Twitter Bug That 'May Have' Exposed Direct Messages Probably Didn't Expose Anything

Some Twitter users received an alert on Friday warning that a bug “may have” allowed their direct messages and protected tweets to be viewed by developers who weren’t authorized to see them. But the conditions needed for that to happen seem so far-fetched, it’s unlikely any users at all were actually affected. 

The Bizarre Scheme Using Viral Abuse Stories and Stolen Pics to Sell Diet Pills on Twitter The Bizarre Scheme Using Viral Abuse Stories and Stolen Pics to Sell Diet Pills on Twitter

This weekend, a Twitter user shared a disturbing story that verged on the surreal. In a 32-tweet thread, Ashley recounted an abusive relationship with a boyfriend who forced her to eat until it caused her pain—seemingly for his own sexual pleasure.

North Korea Pledges to Dismantle One Nuclear Site If U.S. Takes 'Corresponding Measures' North Korea Pledges to Dismantle One Nuclear Site If U.S. Takes 'Corresponding Measures'

North Korea pledged to shut down one of its nuclear test sites in a meeting today between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. What does the North want in return? “Corresponding measures” from the United States. Unfortunately, we don’t know what that means yet.

Twitter’s Chronological Timeline Is Back. Just Wait Until You See How Weird It Is Twitter’s Chronological Timeline Is Back. Just Wait Until You See How Weird It Is

Twitter is finally leading the way in making a change to its platform that every social network should implement: It’s bringing back the chronological timeline. I’ve been using a workaround to do this for a bit and people have no idea how strong the algorithmic Stockholm syndrome can be.

Our Favorite Celebrity Reactions to the Captain Marvel Trailer Our Favorite Celebrity Reactions to the Captain Marvel Trailer

She’s here! The Captain Marvel trailer finally dropped this morning—and with it, our hype and excitement got sent into the stratosphere. But fans and journalists weren’t the only ones shrieking their enthusiasm about the arrival of Carol Danvers to the MCU. Celebrities and filmmakers did the same.

New Mexico Sues Google, Twitter, and App Developers Over Games That Allegedly Violate Kids' Privacy New Mexico Sues Google, Twitter, and App Developers Over Games That Allegedly Violate Kids' Privacy

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit last week against Google, Twitter, and a number of other smaller tech companies for allegedly tracking children online without parental consent.

Jon Kasdan's 'Useless' Solo Notes: The Good, the Cool, and the Problematic Jon Kasdan's 'Useless' Solo Notes: The Good, the Cool, and the Problematic

I liked Solo. Others did not. And that divisive nature continues now that the film is available for home viewing. To celebrate the digital release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, co-writer Jon Kasdan took to Twitter to reveal 52 notes he had on the film. They offer a fascinating, yet problematic, view of the film.

Let's Be Very Clear About What Breitbart's Leaked Google Video Shows Let's Be Very Clear About What Breitbart's Leaked Google Video Shows

The Republican Party, and conservatives more generally, are upping their attacks on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Google over unfounded claims of bias. To date, that’s included cooking up doctored evidence Google blacklisted Donald Trump’s speeches, a string of Trump tweets about fictitious censorship and…

Mark Zuckerberg Makes It Clear: Apple Has More Guts Than Facebook Mark Zuckerberg Makes It Clear: Apple Has More Guts Than Facebook

He may be the most beleaguered and mistrusted CEO of any major tech company, but if an enormous new profile of Mark Zuckerberg makes one thing clear, he’s not as dumb as Twitter’s CEO.

Hateful Kitties, Space Lasers, Spider-Man, and Soundbars: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week Hateful Kitties, Space Lasers, Spider-Man, and Soundbars: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week

We’re up for a big week in the news, folks. There’s a lot going to happen, from Apple’s big September 12th announcement event to the notably less fun Hurricane Florence, which is currently projected to barrel into the East Coast at a minimum Category 3 status or possibly even worse before the weekend. As the president…

Twitter Now Lets You Stream Whatever the Hell Comes Out of Your Mouth Twitter Now Lets You Stream Whatever the Hell Comes Out of Your Mouth

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has survived his hearings in front of Congress and mustered the courage to ban Alex Jones this week, and now it’s time to get back to business. “🎤🔉🔊,” Dorsey tweeted on Friday.

Alex Jones Permanently Suspended From Twitter Alex Jones Permanently Suspended From Twitter

After weeks of deplatforming efforts by social media companies, Infowars founders Alex Jones has lost his last refuge: Twitter.

The Washington Post's Analysis of Star Wars' Toxic Fandom Doesn't Go Deep Enough The Washington Post's Analysis of Star Wars' Toxic Fandom Doesn't Go Deep Enough

This morning, the Washington Post published an article titled “Who hates Star Wars for its newfound diversity? Here are the numbers.” It comes to the perhaps unsurprising conclusion that, as ferocious as it has become lately, the toxic subculture that has developed in Star Wars fandom is a vocal minority. But its…

Jack Dorsey Woos Irate Republicans by Calmly Explaining Twitter Is Indeed Fucked Up Jack Dorsey Woos Irate Republicans by Calmly Explaining Twitter Is Indeed Fucked Up

At hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed politicians’ concerns about harassment and abuse, the impact of propaganda on American elections, and, to a much lesser extent than had been expected, the unfounded allegations that Twitter is silencing conservative voices.

Facebook, Twitter Execs Admit Failures, Warn of 'Overwhelming' Threat to Elections Facebook, Twitter Execs Admit Failures, Warn of 'Overwhelming' Threat to Elections

Openly recognizing their companies’ past failures in rare displays of modesty, Facebook and Twitter executives touted new efforts to combat state-sponsored propaganda across their platforms before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, acknowledging that the task is often “overwhelming” and proving a massive…

How to Watch Twitter and Facebook Execs Get Grilled by the Senate Intel Committee How to Watch Twitter and Facebook Execs Get Grilled by the Senate Intel Committee

Once again, it’s time for Congress to feel its way around the series of tubes we call the internet. On Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about election security... and whatever else pops into their heads on this fine morning.

Ajit Pai Is Suddenly Very Concerned About Whether Tech Companies Are Censoring Conservatives Ajit Pai Is Suddenly Very Concerned About Whether Tech Companies Are Censoring Conservatives

Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai, the Donald Trump administration plant behind the repeal of net neutrality, is now very concerned about the neutrality of other tech companies.

Twitter CEO to Call Bullshit on Claims of Anti-GOP Censorship Before Congress Twitter CEO to Call Bullshit on Claims of Anti-GOP Censorship Before Congress

Armed with various analyses of how users of the platform interact with and receive information from U.S. politicians and news outlets online, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to firmly refute accusations that the social network is inherently biased against conservatives or doing anything to silence their tweets.

Report: Jack Dorsey Overruled Staff to Keep Alex Jones, White Supremacist Richard Spencer on Twitter Report: Jack Dorsey Overruled Staff to Keep Alex Jones, White Supremacist Richard Spencer on Twitter

Twitter, the social media site for people who like getting angry at things, has long been a haven for misogynistic harassers, white supremacists, and garden-variety trolls. The site has claimed to be working on this, but its supposed commitment to change has been repeatedly undermined by their decision to do things…

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

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