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Unable to change profile picture in Twitter

July 20th, 2011 admin

If you’ve been looking for the option to change your Twitter profile picture and can’t find it, you’re not alone.

Twitter have reported via their blog that the option is currently unavailable and that engineers are working to repair it.

The same problem happened last October, however with it failing shortly before Halloween, many more people noticed when they tried to add an updated pic.

Twitter reports that the service should be available later today..





Is this the source of the Profile Spy worm?

April 4th, 2011 admin

The Twitter app Profile Spy is currently trending on Twitter by sending Tweets on behalf of users without their consent.

If you look at the Google real-time results for the term “Wow Profile Spy” you can see how this has ramped up in volume today causing it to trend.

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However if you scroll back through time, you can find the first mention of the tweet on the 2nd of April:

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If you check out the details on this particular Twitter account it appears it has now been suspended:

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Beware The Twitter Spam App Profile Spy

April 4th, 2011 admin

The term “Profile Spy” is currently trending on Twitter due to rogue tweets being sent without user consent.

The Tweets take the form of :

Wow! See who viewed your twitter with Profile Spy <link to app>

There is no way to track who viewed your Twitter profile, this is purely a scam to generate traffic.

 

If you think your account has been compromised by the app, follow these instructions to revoke access.

Log into Twitter via the web then click on your profile name at the top right and select “Settings”

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Click on the “Connections” tab

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Find the Profile Spy app and then click on the “Revoke” button:

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The app will no longer be able to send Tweets on your behalf now.

You can watch the spread of the spam on a Google map using our own Seek A Tweet app which we promise won’t send any Tweets on your behalf!

http://www.seekatweet.com/?distance=2500&lat=38.713375686254764&lng=-96.0150146484375&zoom=3&filterkeywords=profile spy

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