WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress says it's amassed about 170 billion tweets since it began collecting an archive of all Twitter messages in 2010. Twitter is donating its archive to the library, going back to the first one posted in 2006. Library Director of Communications Gayle Osterberg wrote in... more »
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter says it mistakenly reset the passwords of some users as part of a routine security check-up. Thursday's mix-up triggered warnings on technology blogs and in tweets that the online messaging service had been attacked by computer hackers. Twitter sought to clear up the confusion with a... more »
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is staying in the presidential race despite a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. He's written on his official Twitter account that the "the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State. ... Here we come South Carolina!!!" He's attached a photo... more »
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback apologized to a 16-year-old for how his staff reacted and handled her disparaging tweet. Emma Sullivan wrote Brownback "sucked", among other insulting comments as she tweeted on a class trip last week. Brownback's office was monitoring social media and saw the tweets and contacted the Shawnee... more »
NEW YORK - Hackers broke into Fox's political Twitter account early Monday, posting updates saying President Barack Obama had been assassinated.
A series of six tweets coming from the FoxNewsPolitics account reported that Obama had been shot to death in Iowa and the shooter was unknown.
In a... more »
Twitter users wondering what the mysterious "tweets" of blocked-out text and causing popup windows to open can blame it on a hack. The hack spreading is extra nefarious because the tweets activate without being clicked on - it's enough for Web surfers to move their mouse cursors over them. However,... more »