Socia Media ‘oops’ after David Cameron’s Twitter follows ‘escorts’

Social Media Oops

OUCH: Cameron gets egg on his face again after his Twitter account follows posh brothel.

Even the highest profile public figures have fallen victim to cutting corners with whom they trust to manage their social media. Yesterday’s BBC report reveals the British Premier is no stranger to getting the odd splash of egg on his face. “Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to accidentally follow a high-class escort agency on Twitter,” it reads. “Number 10 told the BBC the account had been followed due to an automated system they had in place in 2009. It said it was in the process of unfollowing “inappropriate” accounts.”

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Costa del Sol’s Voodoo Internet Marketing launches ‘Bare Bones’ low cost monthly social media and SEO plan

Vooodoo Internet MarketingA Costa del Sol internet marketing company has launched a new package aimed at proving online marketing cover for local businesses with very limited budgets.

As the name suggests, Voodoo Internet Marketing’s new ‘Bare Bones’ package fills the gap for members of the Marbella and wider Costa del Sol business community who, due to difficult trading conditions in Spain, feel they cannot afford online marketing.

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Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest data ‘affected’ by hacker attack

You have been hacked!SAN FRANCISCO-based customer service software provider Zendesk announced in a blog post that they had been hacked.

“We’ve become aware that a hacker accessed our system this week,” wrote Mikkel Svane of Zendesk.

“As soon as we learned of the attack, we patched the vulnerability and closed the access that the hacker had.”

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Twitter tightens its security measures to stop rise in bogus emails

Twitter SecurityIn a bid to stop email spoofing, Twitter has implemented a new technology called DMARC. This follows an increase in reports of phishing emails that appear to come from twitter.com addresses.

Josh Aberant from Twitter said: “there’s no shortage of bad actors sending emails that appear to come from a Twitter.com address in order to trick you into giving away key details about your Twitter account, or other personal information, commonly called “phishing”.