Twitter has complied with Turkey's request to remove photographs of an Istanbul prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants, an official said, and a ban on the micro-blogging site was lifted, several hours after it was imposed.
Access to Twitter and video-sharing website YouTube were blocked in Turkey on Monday following a court decision based on complaints from individuals, a source in Turkey's telecoms industry said.
Turkey temporarily blocked Twit
Facing a ban from mainstream online social networks Facebook and Twitter, supporters of the Islamic State appear to have launched their own "caliphate book."
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Twitter and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, now has one million followers on information-sharing and distribution platform Twitter, making him the second most followed leader in the UAE.
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Twitter on Tuesday said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, reportedly for $30 million to $40 million, as the US microblogging service looks to expand in the world's second-biggest mobile market.
Twitter said late on Monday that it was experiencing an issue with tweeting and a delay in timelines.
Users of Twitter, whose main service allows broadcast of 140-character messages, were facing a delay of 25 minutes to 45 minutes
Twitter will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said.
The feature, called "app graph,"
The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (Esma), the federal agency in charge of the conformity and standards, said it has launched a new consumer service on Twitter in the UAE.
The launch took place during Gitex T
Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days.
Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to h