Twitter officially bans third-party clients with new developer rules

Twitter is banning all third-party apps and clients, and updating its API rules, explicitly forbidding developers from creating apps, which are similar to the main Twitter experience. Twitter has banned all third-party clients and apps and updated the rules for developers accessing its API (application programming interface). The terms of service were updated on Jan 19, almost a week after the company abruptly pulled the plug on all third-party apps that were accessing the platform. The new rules states that developers cannot use the company’s API to create “a substitute…

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Twitter launches its blue subscription service in Japan

Twitter’s paid service “Twitter Blue” has become available in Japan, with a dedicated icon displayed as of Jan. 11. According to Twitter Inc., the fee for the service is 980 yen (about $7) per month via the official website. Through Apple Inc.’s app market, it costs 1,380 yen (about $10) per month. The service includes a function that allows users to edit their tweets after posting them. The IT company also plans to add a feature to halve the amount of advertisements displayed in the future. Accounts of subscribers to…

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Former Twitter employees get severance offers after months of waiting Many are unhappy with it

After months of uncertainty and feeling left in the dark, many former Twitter employees impacted by a mass layoff in early November began receiving their severance offers over the weekend. But some are frustrated by the offer and the conditions attached to it. The severance offer promises one month’s pay in exchange for agreeing to various terms, including a non-disparagement agreement and waiving the right to take any legal action against the company, according to Lisa Bloom, a lawyer representing dozens of former Twitter employees affected by the layoffs. Many were dissatisfied by the…

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Hacker claims to be selling Twitter data of 400 million users

A threat actor claims to be selling public and private data of 400 million Twitter users scraped in 2021 using a now-fixed API vulnerability. They’re asking $200,000 for an exclusive sale. The alleged data dump is being sold by a threat actor named ‘Ryushi’ on the Breached hacking forum, a site commonly used to sell user data stolen in data breaches. The threat actor claimed to have collected the data of 400+ million unique Twitter users using a vulnerability. They warned Elon Musk and Twitter that they should purchase the…

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