AdAge chronicles Twitter's recent forays into television advertising space through partnerships with broadcasters. It notes that the deals add content and offer advertising opportunities to reach users, but uses technology to match those users with conversations. In some cases it involves highlights of programs, particularly sports, but in others it involves Twitter while programs are airing.
Twitter, concerned by many recent hacks into high-profile media accounts, has started to offer two-step verification to reduce the threat. It sends a PIN code to a user's phone via text to authenticate identity when passwords are changed. Jeff John Roberts, writing for GigaOm, says the two-factor authentication would have thwarted the recent hacking.
J-Source compiles a series of stories involving the journalistic ethics of reporting on allegations of crack cocaine use by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. It features stories on the ethics of raising funds to purchase the video at the centre of the controversy, the conduct of the press and its obligations, and on the overall relationship between the mayor and the press.