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Twitter Passwords May Be Compromised, Could Be One of the Largest Data Breaches in History

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 03, 2018

On May 3 Twitter announced that they had uncovered and fixed a bug that had resulted in users' passwords being stored in plaintext. No information has been released on how many users were affected, and all users are being recommended to change their passwords. If all users were in fact compromised, this would be the one of the largest known data breaches in history.

Culture & Methods Follow 887 Followers

Should Teams Decouple Cadences?

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Dec 18, 2017

Recently a Twitter discussion took place about allowing teams to have multiple cadences, for instance by using a different rhythm for planning the work and for learning and improving. Decoupling cadences gives teams room to explore and learn what works best for them; it can lead to more adaptability and autonomy and better outcomes.

Architecture & Design Follow 2648 Followers

Personalized Notifications at Twitter

by Andrew Morgan Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

Gary Lam, staff engineer at Twitter, spoke about personalized notifications at QCon London 2017. This involved giving a high-level overview of their personalization and recommendations algorithms, and an explanation of how they work at scale despite the large volumes of data and bi-modal nature of Twitter.

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Real-Time Notifications at Twitter

by Andrew Morgan Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 20, 2017

Saurabh Pathak, engineering manager at Twitter, discussed the site's notification architecture at QCon London 2017. This included highlighting key challenges which are unique to Twitter, such as the bimodal nature of the social network, dealing with spikes, and the requirement to serve notifications in real time.

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The Infrastructure Behind Twitter: Scaling Networking, Storage and Provisioning

by Daniel Bryant Follow 827 Followers on  Jan 30, 2017

The Twitter Engineering team has recently provided an insight into the evolution and scaling of the core technologies behind their in-house infrastructure that powers the social media service. Core lessons shared included: Architect beyond the original specifications; there is no such a thing as a “temporary change or workaround”; and documenting best practices has been a “force multiplier”.

Mobile Follow 187 Followers

Twitter Sells Fabric to Google

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 19, 2017

Google has bought Twitter Fabric and will integrate the platform into Firebase.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 1116 Followers

Funnel Analysis at Twitter for Improving User Engagement

by Srini Penchikala Follow 41 Followers on  Feb 25, 2016

Funnel analysis is used to analyze a sequence of events to help with user engagement on a website or a mobile application. Data Science team at Twitter uses this concept to learn how users interact with user interfaces during sign up or tweeting for improving user engagement with Twitter.

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Facebook's and Twitter's SDKs for Apple tvOS Enable Onboarding and Analytics

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015

Facebook and Twitter have released SDKs for Apple tvOS to provide support for onboarding, user verification, and analytics.

Big Data Follow 157 Followers

DistributedLog at Twitter for High Performance Logging

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 20, 2015

Twitter is using replicated logs for high performance data collection and analysis of its systems. DistributedLog is the system developed at Twitter for this purpose. Twitter has developed a distributed key-value database, Manhattan. Manhattan can trade consistency for latency in reads following the eventually consistent data model. We examine Twitter's design and tradeoffs for DistributedLog.

Enterprise Architecture Follow 201 Followers

Twitter Diffy Spots Bugs in Services by Comparing the Responses

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 18, 2015

Twitter has open sourced Diffy, an automated testing tool used in production for discovering potential bugs in new code running on Apache Trift and other HTTP-based services.

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Twitter Has Replaced Storm with Heron

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 12, 2015

Twitter has replaced Storm with Heron which provides up to 14 times more throughput and up to 10 times less latency on a word count topology, and helped them reduce the needed hardware to a third.

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Twitter Unveils Digits Login for Web

by João Paulo Marques Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 11, 2015 1

Twitter has officially released Digits Login for Web, the latest interaction of Digits that extends the SMS-based login system to mobile app's sites powered by Digits.

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Twitter Open Sources R Programming Anomaly and Breakout Detection Packages

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Jan 31, 2015

Twitter recently announced open sourcing an anomaly detection package in R. Anomaly detection is a major study field as it can denote different things. A major spike in followers or favorites around a topic can happen because something major is happening and this may be something that needs to be broadcast around the network. But this same spike can also happen because of bots and spammers...

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Web Summit 2014 Day Two Review

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 06, 2014

Yesterday concluded the second day of the Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland. We see what happened and what is new from last day at the event.

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LinkedIn and Twitter Contribute Machine Learning Libraries to Open Source

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 24, 2014

Twitter’s engineering group, known for various contributions to open source from streaming MapReduce to front-end framework Bootstrap recently announced open sourcing an algorithm that can efficiently recommend content. LinkedIn also open sourced a Machine Learning library of its own, ml-ease. In this article we present the algorithms and what they mean for the open source community.

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