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Twitter continues to disappoint developers, now with the photo options on its mobile applications. Google now supports OAuth 2.0 in Gmail API. Plus: No Facebook F8 conference this year, Amazon switches from Google to Nokia and 19 new APIs.
Recently, blogging service Posterous thought it would try and help ease the burden of moving from other places on the web to its blogging platform by developing a bunch of migration tools. All of these tools were built on other services' open APIs and designed to go in, grab your content, and republish it through Posterous maintaining as much metadata as possible. Things were fine until photo-hosting service Twitpic caught wind and cut of Posterous' API access.
Careful what photos you tweet--and where you were when you snapped the shot. There's another site designed to warn you against the hazards of over-sharing. This time it's not related to active location-sharing, but instead accidental. The meta-data stored in your photos may be giving away where you live.