Twitter follow bots cut off from API, as accounts disabled for spreading misinformation from Iran and elsewhere

ManageFlitter, Statusbrew, and Crowdfire have had their access to the Twitter API revoked for allegedly helping users abuse the service, aggressively and repeatedly following and unfollowing large numbers of other accounts – a tactic frequently employed by Twitter spammers.

Meanwhile, Twitter and Facebook share details of the accounts they have shut down after finding they were spreading misinformation in the run-up to the US midterm elections.

Triumph for Twitch over the viewbots

A US court has ruled in the favour of videogame-streaming service Twitch against two bot-makers who sold a service to artificially inflate Twitch channels’ number of viewers and fans.

Using bots to scam the scammers

A new bot takes the work out of fighting back against the scammers.

Bob Covello reports.

Twitter releases open source Anomaly Detection tool

Twitter has released an open source tool that can be used by software developers to detect various types of anomalies.

Read more on the Hot for Security blog.