The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of a new campaign designed to verify the official Twitter accounts of all UAE Government entities.
After hijacking several of Microsoft’s Twitter accounts and compromising its official blog over the past two weeks, the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into the Microsoft Office Blogs site Monday.
The Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for grabbing control of a pair of Microsoft company Twitter accounts and the firm’s primary blog for a short time Saturday.
It has launched a flagship company website along with other social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Skype said its social media properties were targeted, with the Syrian Electronic Army appearing to claim credit for the hacks.
Twitter quietly changed its blocking policy on Thursday, but the ensuing user outrage caused the company to quickly backtrack and apologise for the change.
Eight top tech companies in the U.S. have asked governments around the world to reform surveillance laws and practices, and asked the U.S. to take the lead.
Apple has acquired Topsy, a social media analytics company that focuses on a range of data from Twitter, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.
Twitter has implemented new security measures that should reduce eavesdropping on communications between its servers and users, and is calling on other Internet companies to follow its lead.
The federal deficit – the amount by which the US government’s total budget outlay exceeds its total receipts for a fiscal year – is estimated at $680 billion for 2013.