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Twitter tightens its stranglehold on apps

With the evident aim of regulating the manner in which Twitter is accessed by its users, the microblogging service has recently tightened its stranglehold on apps by announcing new, stricter regulations for third-party app developers.

According to the new guidelines, laid down by Twitter on its official blog on Thursday, a restriction of a maximum of 100,000 users has been imposed on independent software developers who create new Twitter apps.

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Twitter suffers malware spam outbreak

According to the security firm Sophos, popular microblogging site Twitter has been hit with a malware spam outbreak; with users of the site being targeted by a malware campaign by way of links which claim the inclusion of the users’ pictures.

The security researchers at Sophos have found that the majority of the links have a .RU domain name, and the malicious tweets ands URLs generally include the Twitter handle of a user. Most of the malicious tweets either read “It's you on photo?" or they simply say "It's about you?"

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Twitter updates apps for iPhone and Android

On Tuesday, popular microblogging service Twitter released new mobile apps for Android and iOS; with the updated apps boasting the addition of increased multimedia support, and quicker delivery of information which may be truly important to the users.

Some of the key features of Twitter's updated iOS and Android apps - the Android version 3.3 and the iOS version 4.3 - include "expanded tweets"; the new `Discover' feature; more fine-grained push notifications from tweets; tweaked autocomplete; and better event support.

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Twitter acquires Posterous, a social blogging service

In a Monday announcement, popular microblogging service Twitter said that it had acquired - for an undisclosed sum - a fellow San Francisco startup Posterous, which is also a blogging and sharing platform.

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FBI solicits proposals for an online snooping “social media app”

In an apparent attempt to look for ways to better spy on the users of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, the Strategic Information and Operations Center (SOIC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is soliciting proposals for a “social media application” which can help the investigating agency detect emergencies before they actually take place.

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