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Twitter Staff Charged with Spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter employees have been charged by the US justice department for spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia, having been paid thousands of dollars to expose information about critics of the regime. The pair are alleged to have accessed the data of thousands of Twitter users.

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Why Paid Apps Could Be the Future of Online Communities

A 32,000 strong Facebook group has officially moved to a paid app, and now charges a membership fee of $5 a month or $35 a year, boasting 3,000 paying members in just two weeks. It's a success that points to a potential future in subscription models for engaged online communities

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Facebook Birthday Charity Raises $1 Billion

More than $1 billion in donations have flowed through Facebook's birthday fundraisers alone over the past few years, thanks to the over 45 million Facebook users who have donated or created a fundraiser through the massive social platform.

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Facebook and Twitter Cull More Accounts and Devs

Over the weekend, Facebook and Twitter announced that they had banned thousands of app developers and accounts. Shady app developers on Facebook were selling user data without protection or permission, while rogue Twitter accounts were engaged in a disinformation campaign.

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Twitter to Label Rule-Breaking Tweets from Trump

Twitter has often found itself under attack for the way it handles provocative tweets from high profile accounts, and now, in a post on the company's blog, it's vowing to do something about it. The company will begin flagging 'abusive' posts from verified government officials.

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CloudFlare Removes Service from 8chan

8chan's repuation, and its role in the latest shooting has seen one of its service providers, CloudFlare, withdraw it service entirely, forcing the site offline. After initially declining to remove its support from 8chan, CloudFlare quickly changed its stance.

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Twitch is Suing 100 Users for Their Shady Streaming

Streaming site Twitch is lawyering up to take on 100 of its own users. According to a court filing, Twitch is accusing the organized group of 100 streamers of breach of contract and copyright infringement after they continually streamed porn, terrorist attacks, and more.