Twitter Simplifies Account Verification
Twitter today streamlined the process for individuals seeking to verify their accounts. Users can now request a verified account through an online application. Twitter isn't handing out verified accounts to anyone. Interested users need to explain why their account should be verified as part of the application process. Verified accounts have typically been reserved for public figures, such as people in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, and business. Verified accounts, signified by a blue dot, have been authenticated as genuine.
Jun 21, 2016
Google has made it easier for people to setup and use two-step verification to protect their accounts. Google already allowed users to tap a Security Key or enter a verification code sent to their phone.
Aug 28, 2018
Instagram today said it has introduced three new features that are meant to help keep its one billion users safe. To start, a new "about this account" section will appear so people can see when other public accounts were created, where it is located, if the screen name has been changed, and what ad campaigns the account might be running.
Jun 1, 2016
Google today made improvements to its My Accounts tool that should help people better manage their Google settings as well as their smartphone. Users can now access their account by saying, "Ok Google, show me my Google account" into the Google Search app.
Sep 13, 2018
The nation's four largest network operators recently provided an update on the progress being made by the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. In September 2017, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless agreed to work together in order to build a better way for people to log-in to apps and other services with their phone.
Jun 27, 2018
Twitter is rolling out a number of changes to its platform in order to fight spam and malicious content. One step it is taking will require new users to confirm either an email address or phone number when they sign up to Twitter.