Verizon Confirms BlackBerry Outage
Verizon Wireless today posted a confirmation via its official Twitter account about a nationwide BlackBerry BIS service outage. Phone Scoop was also able to independently confirm that BIS services are down. The outage affects all BIS users across all networks (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, et al.), which means BlackBerry users will be unable to send/receive email. According to Verizon, the problem should be fixed by Noon eastern time, though it persisted to be offline at the time of this posting.
Twitter Aims to Make Discovery Simpler and More Rewarding
Jun 13, 2018
Twitter today announced a number of changes to the way it arranges tweets, trends, and topics in order to help people find and read about the things that interest them. For example, breaking news will now be added to the Happening Now tool that appears at the top of users' feeds.
Twitter to Mandate Email or Phone Number Verification for New Accounts
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.
Twitter Confirms Password Leak
Jun 10, 2016
Twitter informed millions of users this week that their usernames and passwords may have been exposed in a database breach. The database in question was not maintained or operated by Twitter, but held as many as 33 million account details.
FCC to Investigate AT&T 911 Outage
Mar 9, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency will investigate a recent issue on AT&T's mobile network that prevented some 911 calls from going through. The issue occurred Wednesday evening over a period of several hours.
All Twitter Users Gain Access to 280-Character Tweets
Nov 7, 2017
Twitter today made it possible for all users of the platform to compose and publish tweets as long as 280 characters. Since its 2006 launch, Twitter has limited posts to 140 characters, though over the years it has made it possible to add content such as links, photos, and hashtags without chewing up the character count.
It was down as early as last week
Nice job BB.