Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

NEW YORK — Security experts said passwords of more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can do to minimize further […]

Twitter hands down new rules to beat abusive talk

LONDON — Twitter is handing down new rules to control abusive language, the company said Saturday, a move which follows a barrage of nasty, harassing, and threatening messages directed at high-profile female users of the microblogging site. In a message posted to its website, Twitter says it is introducing a one-click button to report abuse …

Twitter gives France data in anti-Semitic posts

PARIS — Twitter has given French authorities information that can help identify the authors of a series of racist and anti-Semitic tweets that carried French hashtags, and the social media site also has agreed to work with a Jewish student group that sued for the data on other ways to fight hate speech. The president …

Trends, hashtags, and trending topics

What’s the trend? What’s the news? What’s new? Three fundamental questions everyone asks during the day. Twitter fits to answer those questions. Twitter, a 140-character social network where you follow, unfollow and block people from your stream. Even though the network is limited only to 140 characters, there are ways and means to post longer …