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After losing access to Twitter's API, Block Party pivots to privacy


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Block Party, a startup that originally aimed to automate the process of blocking trolls and harassers on social media, was forced to pivot after Twitter's API changes. Now called Block Party Classic, the original product has been put on hiatus. At SXSW, Tracy Chou, the software engineer and founder of Block Party, presented Privacy Party, a new product that helps users navigate and adjust their privacy settings across various social networks. Privacy Party aims to simplify the tedious and time-consuming task of managing privacy settings, with a focus on protecting journalists and cleaning up social profiles.

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