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Twitter announces new “Retweets with comments” feature for iOS



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Twitter is making it easier to keep track of quoted tweets by announcing a new way for its iOS users to see how people are reacting to their tweets.

In a tweet , Twitter announced the launch of the new feature. It said, “Now on iOS, you can see Retweets with comments all in one place.” To view them, tap on Retweets under your tweet.

Here, you will see two sections, one with comments and the other without comments. It will make it simpler for people to respond to their followers who used the “Retweet with comment” button on their tweet.

Known reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong had written just days ago that the feature was being tested on Android by Twitter.

Her post had displayed that the number of retweets and the number of retweets with comments will be shown separately under a tweet.

However, in the update shared by Twitter, it can be seen that the number of both types of retweets on a tweet is shown together under a tweet and segregation is done after tapping on the Retweets button.

This new feature comes 5 years after the Retweet with comment feature was launched to allow users to quote-tweet by embedding another tweet under their post. Before that, we all had to copy-paste the tweet URL that they wanted to quote.

Good old days though…

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Now all you have to do is simply tap on Retweets under your Twitter post after which you will be able to see a list of all the retweets with comments making it easier for you to interact with your followers.

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Covid-19 Cyber attacks Spike as Health sectors battle Hackers: Here’s how to stay safe



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The world continues to battle the deadly Covid-19 pandemic also called Coronavirus as many sectors and companies encourage their staffs to work from home.

Office workers who usually don’t have much time for their social networks and mass random messages now have ample time to go through their devices and computers and even see a few movie series.

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Ironically, this is possible as individuals cling to the only thing that could help them communicate with the outer work – their smartphones.

This large number of human force all stuck at home has led a major increase in online scammers as even the ethical one’s amongst them have grown bored and looking for new loopholes to exploit.

Organizations are been targeted, individuals are made to pay the price for being idle, phishing mails are getting sent and received at a rate of a thousand mails every second. But asides all these, individuals are encouraged to stay safe from the deadly virus with recorded infection figures going up each day here in the part of the world.

Seems everyone forgot about the other safe which is very much vital too??!

Covid-19 fraud related cases

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is warning the Internet community that COVID-19 has sparked rising scammers leveraging the deadly virus to steal money, personal information or both from users of online services.

“Protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or through social media; contributing to a crowdfunding campaign; purchasing products online; or giving up your personal information in order to receive money or other benefits”, the US law enforcement agency advises.

In this part of the world where vulnerable individuals hardly struggle to survive each day, talks making rounds on the internet regarding the Nigerian government sharing stimulus package of N20,000 to every citizen has done little to help arrest the issue of cybercrime.

Covid-19 Cyber attacks phishing emails

Hackers and scammers have been continuously bombarding individuals with phishing links to give away their details so as to enlist them and reserve their own package; which invariably is only sugar-coated lies.

This is not a happy sight as so many individuals who struggle to make through each day with their families end up giving away the little they have in reserve.

A recent war brewing between the United States and China over alleged hack into the former’s Covid-19 vaccine research systems just goes about to tell you no one is exempt from the monster that is Cyber attack.

Furthermore, company’s have had to educate their staffs with regards to working from home and handling logins both on personal and public computers as any major breakthrough in user data could finally result in giving away company information which isin’t really a worthy report.

FBI says Internet users should always use good cyber hygiene and security measures when they are online.

According to the law enforcement agency, the following five(core) tips are vital for any Internet user to protect themselves and help limit the rate of cybercrime activity:

  1. Do not open attachments or click links within emails from senders you don’t recognize no matter how tempting the message contained is.
  2. Do not provide your username, password, date of birth, social security number, BVN, financial data, or other personal information in response to an email or robocall from a random individual.
  3. Always verify the web address of legitimate websites and manually type them into your browser. If possible Google search the address name categorically before clicking through.
  4. Check for misspellings or wrong domains within a link (for example, an address that should end in a “.gov” ends in .com” instead).
  5. If you believe you are the victim of an Internet scam or cyber crime, or if you want to report suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to contact the institution involved ASAP.

Internet fraud is a monster that won’t just go away yet but with staying safe, careful and regulating our online footprints, we could save lives and cooperations at large.

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Google Duo for Android contemplate ditching phone number for calls in place of emails



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Google Duo for Android will allow just email addresses
Google is reportedly allowing web users Duo usage with just email addresses

Google is contemplating connecting Duo Android users via there email addresses, Jane Manchun Wong has tipped.

No doubt the battle for supremacy and the present condition the whole world finds itself has seen the launch of several video conferencing apps with the existing ones coming up with new changes to suit public demand. Facebook launching Messenger Rooms and Zoom Communication scalling up with their flagship meeting are all testament to that.

The video calling app launched in May, 2016 ensured Duo users have a phone number before they can create a call but that trend might be coming to an end with Manchun Wong, a Reverse Engineering expert teasing the new update on Twitter.

Wong tipped the launch of the new feature on Twitter through an image showing a new “Reachable with email address” toggle on the Google Duo app. It is also being interpreted as Google’s preparation for allowing Google Duo use without adding a phone number at all. The “Reachable with email address” option has been tipped to show up in the Account section of Settings. The screenshot says that it would “let people contact you on Duo Android with your email address.”

This could really come in handy considering Google’s sole objective of connecting users all over the world with a wide range of services from just a single address.

9to5Google reported in January that
Google allowed the use of Duo for Web without linking a phone number. You can do video calls by just using an email address. However, the accounts that don’t have a mobile number linked don’t show up in the contact list. 9to5Google said this could mean that the same ability may come to the Android app as well.

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It’s not clear right now whether Google will allow the accounts with only email address on Android as users are still required to create new addresses with a recovery phone number. But with the possible new change, reaching people via email address might be allowed.

It is also worth noting that Google last month announced that it is adding a “Duo Moments” feature for users to take screenshots during video call. It also said that it is increasing the number of participants in group video calls to 12. It is also working on providing better experience, even on lower bandwidth connections.

This could add to the several changes Google has been announcing for the video-calling app off late. With the never-ending battle for the top and genuine promise of handling user data, always expect Google to give in their last.

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