Tag: Twitter

Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

social media, Technology
Twitter is set to introduce a new live video API which will enable third parties to connect their own video tools with Twitter's Periscope Producer interface. It's thought the API will also allow high-end professional cameras and broadcast equipoment, including OB trucks, to directly broadcast live videos to the social media platform. The other three, Telestream's Wirecast software, Switchboard Cloud, and Teradek, are more professional video creation and management solutions. Twitter named four partners who have already been using the beta version of the API, but there's only one consumer camera so far: the Livestream Mevo. Periscope wasn’t the first notable live-streaming app, but it had a stretch run where it was certainly the most popular. It even helped drive live-streaming pion
Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Cyber Security, Internet, social media
Twitter ’s efforts to combat trolling and offensive content may soon be expanded to cover entire accounts. The social media platform confirmed it’s testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles as potentially including “sensitive content.” When you click on one of these profiles from a link on Twitter, or if you visit the profile’s web page directly, you won’t be immediately shown the users’ tweets. Instead, a warning message displays, reading “Caution: This profile may include sensitive content.” A reporter at Mashable first spotted the feature when trying to view the profile of technology analyst Justin Warren, but could not determine how the content was flagged. Currently, the company permits content that contains violence or nudity, but it draws the line at “pornography or excess
Twitter makes an Instagram account, after five years of fighting

Twitter makes an Instagram account, after five years of fighting

social media, Technology
For most of its life, Instagram has seen Twitter as a frenemy. Early in its life, the companies and their founders were so close that Twitter attempted to buy the photo-sharing service. However the move wasn’t successful as Facebook swooped in to buy Instagram for a then-shocking $1 billion. A few months later, Twitter blocked  Instagram from using its API to find your Twitter friends on Instagram. Shortly thereafter,photo-sharing service platform disabled its integration with Twitter, preventing photos from showing up in the feed. Five years on, The verge reports that Twitter started an Instagram account this week, using the photo-sharing service to promote itself as a destination for breaking news and important conversations. The account, which launched Friday with little fa
Twitter launches in-stream verification badges

Twitter launches in-stream verification badges

social media, Technology
Twitter has began identifying verified users in additional places across its platform. This means tweets from verified accounts will be marked as such in Twitter's main timeline rather than exclusively on their individual pages. It just made it a little easier for users to determine which accounts have the little blue tick. Polynter reports that the social network is identifying verified users in additional places across its platform. This means tweets from verified accounts will be marked as such in Twitter's main timeline rather than exclusively on their individual pages. Previously, users had to navigate to each profile to determine whether their tweets were verified or not. It will now be slightly easier for casual users to determine which information comes from trusted accou...
Hangzhou Xiongmai webcams devices responsible for Dyn DDoS attack

Hangzhou Xiongmai webcams devices responsible for Dyn DDoS attack

Cyber Security, Internet
A Chinese electronics maker is responsible for a particularly large chunk of these electronics: Hangzhou Xiongmai. On Monday, Hangzhou Xiongmai issued a recall of "all the circuit boards and components made by Hangzhou Xiongmai that go into webcams," according to a report on the BBC. It's not clear which products this impacts; reps from Hangzhou Xiongmai didn't respond to request for comment as of publishing. Reports BI On Friday, October 21, major internet companies were reeling. A coordinated online attack on a major piece of internet infrastructure resulted in services like Spotify, Twitter, and SoundCloud being knocked offline for much of the day. The issue is a simple one: Some of the company's older products (made before September 2015) don't require users to change the defa...