Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, January 24, 2022

IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As South Africa Win Thrilling Final ODI To Whitewash India 3-0

Indian bowler Deepak Chahar’s rearguard act went in vain as South Africa managed to win a thrilling final ODI to whitewash India 3-0 in the ODI series. Chasing 288, the visitors were once again propelled by a second-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. Both of them reached their fifties before being dismissed. Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav got starts but couldn’t convert them into anything substantial. However, a stunning partnership for the eighth wicket between Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah tilted the scales in the Men in Blue’s favor. Image Source: Twitter Chahar smashed his way to a 31-ball 50 and looked set to take the visitors home. Unfortunately, a lapse in concentration saw him throw his wicket away with just 10 runs remaining. The tail couldn’t wag further and the last two wickets fell within five runs to hand the Proteas a 4-run victory. Earlier, the Proteas got off to a poor start. They lost their first three wickets with just 70 runs on the board. However, as has been the case throughout the series, India failed to break the fourth wicket stand. Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen put on 144 runs for the fourth…

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Dick Butkus trolls Aaron Rodgers on Twitter – Chicago Tribune

Waking up Sunday morning in Chicago to five inches of snow and Dick Butkus trolling Aaron Rodgers was a beautiful thing. And in case that tweet was too cryptic, Butkus followed it up with: “maybe its me but it almost seemed like @AaronRodgers12 was distracted last night like someone was in his head.” The Chicago Bears great, naturally, was referring to himself. Two days earlier Butkus, celebrated being verified on Twitter — a long-running saga in which Butkus poked fun at the social media company for not recognizing him as being blue checkmark-worthy. When Butkus finally was accepted, he sent out another punctually-challenged tweet: “now that i have the blue mark i can kick people off the platfrom right you hear me @AaronRodgers” Seeing the Hall of Fame linebacker trolling the future Hall of Fame quarterback for the Packers may have been the highlight of the season for Bears fans, who’ve watched Rodgers beat their team year after year and then proclaim after a 2021 win in Soldier Field he “owns” them. While Chairman George McCaskey and his wolf pack continue their exhaustive search process for a new general manager and coach — one that undoubtedly will leave no stone…

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BBM hits Twitter 'disinformation' | The Manila Times

Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. THE camp of presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (BBM) on Saturday hit back at an online news network over its apparent attempts to discredit its campaign by using a "disinformation network to take down what it alleged as a disinformation network."Lawyer Victor Rodriguez, Marcos chief of staff and spokesman, issued the statement after it was reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) that Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts reportedly linked to supporters of Marcos based on the accounts and hashtags identified in a recent article by local news site Rappler.The son and namesake of the country's former president is drawing support from a massive social media campaign seeking to get him elected in May, which critics claim is attempting to rewrite the family's history. In a statement to AFP on Saturday, Twitter said the more than 300 accounts had been removed "for violating our platform manipulation and spam policy" and that an investigation was ongoing.Twitter said sharing political content on an account or rallying people do so via hashtags was allowed, "unless the accounts are inauthentic, compensated or automated, which we see no clear evidence of in this case." Twitter said that "with the Philippine…

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Twitter Blue Tests NFT Profile Pics | PCMag

PCMag editors select and review products independently. If you buy through affiliate links, we may earn commissions, which help support our testing. Learn more. Out with the circle, in with the hexagon. Twitter has started to experiment with non-fungible token (NFT) profile pictures.The company announced on Jan. 20 that it was introducing NFT profile pics as a Labs feature to some Twitter Blue subscribers. That means collectors of these blockchain-backed JPEGs can replace their circular avatars with a hexagonal representations of their favorite NFTs. Tweet "Right now subscribers can only set an NFT as their profile picture from the Twitter for iOS app," Twitter says, "but the hexa-shaped profile picture is seen across all platforms."NFTs are predicated upon a particular understanding of what it means to "own" digital art. Anyone can duplicate a given NFT with a single right-click, but for collectors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, having proof of ownership recorded on their blockchain of choice is important.That's why Twitter's new profile pictures require users to connect a cryptocurrency wallet to their profiles. That connection allows Twitter Blue users to confirm that they own the NFT they want to use as their profile picture—and that they want the hexagonal frame that…

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Twitter says two security team leaders leaving company | WTVB

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Friday its head of security is no longer at the company and its chief information security officer will depart in the coming weeks.The shakeup comes after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as chief executive in November, handing the reins to top deputy Parag Agrawal, who has since reorganized the leadership structure of the social media company.Twitter did not specify whether the departures were voluntary.Peiter Zatko, a famed hacker more widely known as “Mudge,” was appointed head of security in 2020 after Twitter suffered a security breach that allowed hackers to tweet from verified accounts for public figures including billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.The New York Times first reported Zatko’s departure and Rinki Sethi’s upcoming departure as CISO earlier on Friday. Zatko and Sethi could not be immediately reached for comment.(Reporting by Sheila Dang in Dallas; Editing by Tomasz Janowski)

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Meta and Twitter's NFT Landgrab Could Backfire | WIRED

“Despite the positivity around NFT use cases, there’s a lot of distrust in the community—perhaps due to the anonymity of key artists and influencers, and almost certainly due to the scammers that circle like vultures and frequent rug pulls,” says PJ Cooper, founder of Pandimensional Trading Co., which is launching its own NFT collection later this year. Despite those reservations, Cooper is largely supportive of Twitter’s entry into the NFT space, and says he will display an NFT as his profile picture when functionality rolls out to the UK.Cooper does, however, have worries about the fact that people can still right-click and save NFT profile pictures and mint their own version of them as NFTs.A company spokesperson for NFT marketplace OpenSea, Allie Mack, confirmed that NFT profile pictures that appear on Twitter are verified through the company’s site. In fact, Twitter uses API, metadata, and collection information from OpenSea to authenticate an NFT displayed on a user’s profile and turns it into a “soft hexagon” on the site. Around the same time as Twitter launched NFTs, OpenSea crashed. At the time, security researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted that OpenSea’s platform had taken out Twitter’s NFT feature. OpenSea says that the…

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Twitter brings NFTs to the timeline as hexagon-shaped profile pictures – The Verge

Twitter said in September that it would add a way for users to authenticate non-fungible tokens (NFT), and now the feature is live — if you pay for a $2.99 Twitter Blue subscription and are using an iOS device. Image: Twitter Image: Twitter On one hand, NFT profile pictures could be viewed as an incredible technology integration adding real utility for verified digital items. Alternately, it’s an unmissable signal pointing out the people that you should block or mute before they try to sell you some of their blockchain receipts. No matter what your opinion of easily reproduced digital trinkets is, Twitter is integrating them in a way that separates ridiculous images of cartoon apes that have been right-clicked from ridiculous images of cartoon apes that are connected to blockchain tokens by adding a special “soft hexagon” shape around them. At launch, Twitter is supporting several crypto wallets that users can connect to their profiles and verify that their tokens are of the no-fungible variety. Argent Coinbase Wallet Ledger Live MetaMask Rainbow Trust Wallet However, one side effect of limiting its interaction with the blockchain to a list of approved sources means that information on who owns what is not…

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Twitter Rolls Out NFT Profile Pictures—Fueling A New Rat Race With Facebook – Forbes

An NFT titled “CryptoPunk 7523” by Larva Labs is on display during a press preview of the upcoming ... Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale at Sotheby's on June 4, 2021, in New York City. Getty Images Is that a real Crypto Punk—or is someone, well, punking people? Twitter hopes to provide the answer as it continues to enjoy a wellspring of interest on its platform around NFTs like Crypto Punks and other digital collectibles and cryptocurrencies. The social media company today debuted a feature that will verify a Twitter user’s ownership of a specific NFT. The function allows someone to link their ether wallet to their Twitter account. Once done, that person can display their NFTs as their Twitter profile pictures within a hexagonal frame, that hexagon serving the same function as an authentication signpost as Twitter’s blue check marks. (Without some sort of verification tool, a dozen people could use the same NFT in their profile pictures without anyone knowing who really owned it—such is the drawback of digital art.) For now, these verified NFTs are available only to iPhone users who pay for Twitter’s premium subscription service, Twitter Blue. It is a small but significant move…

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David Bedford out as CEO of Athletics Canada after sexual Twitter exchanges: sources | CBC Sports

The CEO of Athletics Canada has been ousted from his job after engaging in series of sexually graphic Twitter exchanges over a number of months on his personal account, according to sources.David Bedford has been let go as CEO of Athletics Canada, the governing body of track and field, according to sources. (Athletics Canada)The CEO of Athletics Canada has been ousted from his job after engaging in a series of sexually graphic Twitter exchanges over a number of months from his personal account, according to sources. Athletics Canada's board of governors made the near-unanimous decision to cut ties with Dave Bedford after an emergency meeting on Monday. The sources are not being named because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. An official announcement is expected later Wednesday. Athletics Canada did not comment when reached Wednesday. Athletics Canada is a publicly funded organization that represents thousands of athletes, from children running in local clubs to elite athletes competing for Canada at the Olympics and other international events. Bedford posted the tweets as replies to nearly a dozen different Twitter accounts. The tweets have since been deleted. Bedford says they were exchanges of humour In an interview with…

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Humiliation for Prince Andrew as Twitter page deleted by Palace to reflect 'private citizen' status

Buckingham Palace has deleted the Duke of York’s Twitter profile and updated its website to reflect his newfound status as a “private citizen”. His official Instagram page, which uses the handle @hrhthedukeofyork and has 219,000 followers, was made private, while his Facebook page is in the process of being taken down. The Duke has agreed to no longer use his HRH title. His page on the Royal family’s website was updated with the statement, released last week, confirming that his military titles and royal patronages had been returned to the Queen and that he would not carry out any public duties. His official duties are listed in the past tense, while further content detailing his work has been removed. The website now states: “An important part of The Duke of York’s role was to support The Queen’s work as Head of State.” The news came barely a week after the Duke was stripped of his titles, as the Queen sought to protect the Royal family from the fallout of his sexual abuse case. Whilst billed as a practical step to reflect recent developments, it is the latest humiliation for the Duke, who is facing a civil trial in the autumn…

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