Twitter Targets Apps for Trademark, Other Violations

Twitter announced that it had cracked down on several third-party apps, including UberTwitter, UberCurrent, and Twidroyd -- all of which, Twitter reps alleged, "have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways." Twitter reps have remained vague on the specific nature of the infringements, saying only that "the violations include, but aren't limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users' Tweets in order to make money."