PainMeds writes: Forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdziarski has abandoned Twitter, citing intentional ignoring of repeated and widespread abuse complaints involving criminal threatening, death threats, and a myriad of other abuses of the service to harass users. "Twitter’s response was not only insufficient, but downright disgusting."
... "I even managed to find a couple still-live tweets containing death threats. Twitter will make excuses until there are no more to make, and then they will just stop talking to you altogether." Zdziarski also provides a number of tips for responding to such threats, having been through it himself, including contacting the police to alert them of possible SWAT attempts, and planning for good disaster recovery. "If I get hacked some day, I just don’t care You should be this confident – not in your security, but in your disaster recovery. "