‘Nice app you’ve got there. Shame if anything were to happen to it…’
Google has spent years trying to persuade us that its unofficial mantra “don’t be evil” is striped right through its dealings like the message in Brighton rock. Few observers remain convinced. But Twitter? Well, Twitter has decided to ditch any pretence of being the good guys. The company just pulled the Senator Palpatine/Emperor switch with new API rules that have sliced the legs out from underneath numerous services faster than a judicious swing of a lightsaber.