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Twitter launches much-awaited developer software after hack delay

Twitter launches much-awaited developer software after hack delay

A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files

NEW YORK: Twitter rolled out its new long-awaited Application Programming Interface (API) software on Wednesday (Aug 12), nearly a month after the social media company delayed the platform's launch following the hack of several high-profile accounts.

The API platform provides broad access to public Twitter data that users have chosen to share, according to the microblogging site.

The launch was postponed due to an unrelated hack that affected some of the social media platform's top voices including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and former US President Barack Obama.

Source: Reuters

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