Twitter Uh Oh

Twitter Uh Oh

Twitter, on Asking Everyone to Reset Passwords: Whoops, Our Bad

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Those who received an email from Twitter warning that they should reset their passwords might greet this admission in Twitter’s status blog with some irritation. Twitter admits: yeah, they kind of screwed that up.

Don’t get too mad, though–Twitter only had our best interests at heart. It’s just that in a fairly normal investigation of compromised accounts, someone at Twitter HQ may have gotten a little carried away: Read More

Twitter Uh Oh

Local Man Finds News Station Placed His Twitter Feed Beside Story About a Convicted Rapist

Mr. Riesman (Photo: Tumblr)

It can happen to anyone with a Google alert: You’re minding your own business when you’re informed someone with the same name is polluting your search results with tales of misconduct, or perhaps–even more maddening–evidence of their apparent successes. (“No,” you tell your parents for the third time. “I did not secretly score a book deal.”)

Of course, when your name doppelganger is an ex-Houston police officer who was convicted of raping a waitress, things get a little more complicated. Read More