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Twitter developing new feature as cyber bullying rises

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You’ll soon be able to remove yourself from that tweet thread that went off the rails

Social media giant Twitter says it is currently working on a new feature that will allow its users to un-mention themselves from a tweet.

There have long been calls to implement the feature as online cyber bullying rates continue to rise.

The bad news is, the new feature is limited to some users and only on the web version for now but looks like a very useful way to clean up your mentions.

The un-mentioning feature is not the only latest button currently in the works at Twitter

For some time, many users on Twitter have requested the social media giant add a button that allows tweets to be edited after they are posted.

Twitter says it is testing the new feature within its “Twitter Blue Labs” programme, to “learn what works, what doesn’t and what is possible”

Either a coincidence or simply a reality, Elon Musk, who recently acquired a majority stake in Twitter, recently asked his followers if they would like to see an edit button feature on the platform.

Not surprisingly, pretty much everyone was in favour of the feature, which is hoped will be able to provide users with the ability to edit their tweets after they click publish.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Meta responsible for a massive data leak

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Meta responsible for a massive data leak as Irish regulator imposes fine

Irish regulator, the Data Protection Commission, has fined Meta $275 million dollars for breaching rules to protect user data.

An investigation found Meta’s Facebook was guilty of allowing sensitive user data to be accessed from the platform. After being downloaded it was later uploaded into an online hacker forum.

Users throughout 2018 and 2019 were most at risk of their private personal data being accessed and shared.

Meta admitted tools it had created to allow people to find their friends using their phone numbers was to blame. The function was removed from the platform soon after the breach was discovered in 2019.

Worldwide, the investigation also found that data was scraped from 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries. This included over 32 million records pieces of information form users in the U.S. and 11 million in the UK.

Even though the data is three or more years old, it may still be of use to cybercriminals keen to impersonate people to procure credit cards, mobile phones and make other online purchases.

This is yet another example of social media platforms being unable to adequately protect their users by devising and implementing preventative pre-emptive security measures.

While governments attempt to hold social media platforms like Meta accountable for the content they allow on their platforms and their lax data security measures, it remains to be seen whether the platforms will actually pay the fines being imposed. Moreover, will the fines result in any genuine change?

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Russian hacker takes down Vatican website

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The official Vatican website was taken offline following an apparent hacking attack.

The suspect hack came after Russia criticised Pope Francis’ latest condemnation of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

In an interview with a Jesuit magazine, the Pope had singled out troops from Chechnya and other ethnic minorities in Russia for their particular cruelty during the war.

Technical investigations into the hack are ongoing.

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META scales back its New York office

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Social media giant Meta has opted to scale back its presence in New York, as the company tries to reduce costs through a slowing online ad market.

The company revealed it will be subleasing a small portion of its facilities at a commercial tower at Hudson Yards.

A statement from the company says:

“The past few years have brought new possibilities around the role of the office, and we are prioritising making focused, balanced investments to support our most strategic long-term priorities and lead the way in creating the workplace of the future.”

In October, Meta issued a weaker-than-expected forecast for the fourth quarter and indicated revenue will drop for the period.

As well, the company revealed it was laying off over 11,000 workers, taking steps to become a leaner and more efficient company.

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