Pro-Assad hackers deface Human Rights Watch website
Ideologically driven hackers in the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the website and Twitter page of Human Rights Watch and posted condemnations and denunciations of the group for its activities and investigations and human rights violations in Syria.
Facebook To App Developers: Good Idea, Now Stop Using Our API
An anonymous reader writes "In what seems to be a recurring theme with Facebook as the social networking giant adds features, competing apps that use Facebook integration risk being cut off due to the terms of service surrounding the API. For example, 'Voxer CEO Tom Katis told AllThingsD that the company got an email on Thursday saying that Facebook wanted to hold a phone call to discuss possible violations of a section of the company’s terms of service. The section in question centers around the use of Facebook’s social graph by competing social networks.' Similarly, 'Within hours of Twitter launching its Vine video-sharing application on Thursday, Facebook has cut off access to Vine’s "find people" feature, which used to let Vine users find their Facebook friends using the Vine application.' You have to ask yourself: is it really worth developing an app that integrates with, or worse runs completely on Facebook's platform?"
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Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account For Vigilantism, Breaking TOS For Releasing Westboro Church Info
Twitter has just taken aggressive action against one of the most powerful hacking groups on the Internet. Anonymous's main Twitter account was suspended for publishing people's "private information," most likely a reference to the recent hacking and release of Westboro Baptists Churches personal information. While Twitter would probably rather not irk an influential hacker contingent, nor defend the practices of a radical religious organization planning to picket Newtown's funeral with offensive signs, Anonymous's practice of "hacktivism" is a clear violation the social network's Terms of Service.
Guys, You Can Use “Copyright Violations” As A Way To Get A Twitter Parody Account Suspended, And The Times Is On It
The NYT is on it, if by “on it” you mean the newspaper has successfully managed to get a Twitter account that parodied its news coverage suspended from Twitter by citing copyright concerns. According to the Facebook page for The Times Is On It, the issue with the account is not the content, however, but rather the avatar. A post from yesterday evening, explains:
IFTTT Has Actually Been In Violation of Twitter’s API For Months, Today’s Move Unrelated To 1.1
So today, IFTTT sent out an email to users letting them know that they'd be dropping support for certain services due to Twitter's API restrictions. That's a correct statement, but the timing is very odd.