Latest Technology News: Twitter set to change DM settings to reduce spam – Mint

Twitter Inc has announced another change to its platform and this time it’s related to direct messages (DMs). The company announced that it will soon be implementing some changes in its efforts to reduce spam in direct messages. “Unverified accounts will have daily limits on the number of DMs they can send,” the company said.

Previously, the Elon Musk-led company limited the number of tweets users could see each day to prevent unauthorized scraping of potentially valuable data from the social media platform.

Musk described the new restrictions as a temporary measure that was taken because we were getting so much data looted that it was degrading service for normal users!”

According to the company’s announcement, unverified accounts will be temporarily limited to reading 800 posts and verified accounts will be able to scroll through up to 10,000 tweets.

In May this year, Musk revealed details about new features including the addition of calling and encrypted messaging coming to the platform.

Twitter Inc has made a slew of changes since Musk bought the social media giant for $44 billion in October 2022.

The company has been in turmoil, including mass layoffs and voluntary departures since Tesla’s billionaire owner bought the San Francisco company and took it private. The company’s head of trust and security left shortly after the takeover, and turnover in senior ranks continued. The company has been hit with two lawsuits this month. Former Twitter chief engineer Chris Woodfield has sued the company for owing at least $500 million in severance pay to former employees. Twitter has also been accused in several separate lawsuits of disproportionately firing women and disabled workers, failing to give notice of termination and failing to pay promised bonuses to its remaining employees. The company has denied these allegations.

Twitter got a new competitor this month when Facebook owner Meta launched a text-focused app, Threads, and gained tens of millions of sign-ups within days. Twitter responded by threatening legal action.

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Updated: July 22, 2023, 10:43 a.m. IST

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In 2023, the world witnessed a myriad of events that left a lasting impact on global affairs. From political developments and economic shifts to environmental challenges and breakthroughs in science and technology, the year was marked by significant changes and a sense of urgency for collective action. Here’s an overview of some of the latest world news in 2023.

Political Unrest and Diplomatic Strides:
In the political arena, several regions experienced unrest and geopolitical tensions. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East continued to dominate headlines, with efforts towards peace and stability remaining elusive. However, there were also moments of diplomatic breakthroughs as nations engaged in dialogues to ease tensions and work towards lasting solutions.

Economic Transformations:
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Technological Advancements:
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Climate Crisis and Environmental Resilience:
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Health and Pandemic Management:
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Sports and Cultural Milestones:
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In conclusion, the year 2023 was a dynamic period filled with significant events that shaped the course of history. From political unrest to technological advancements and environmental challenges, the world witnessed the complexities of the global landscape. While obstacles remained, there were also encouraging developments and collaborative efforts towards a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for all nations. As we move forward, the lessons learned from these events serve as a reminder of the importance of collective action and cooperation to address shared global challenges.