“Britney has passed today,” one of the fake messages said. “It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.”
Twitpic, a Web-based messaging system that is not owned by Twitter, allows users of the micro-blogging site to share photos. Twitpic service shut down briefly on Sunday after discovering what the Charleston, South Carolina-based company called a “vulnerability” in its mobile posting service. In a note to users, Twitpic asks users to disregard the message about Spears’ alleged death and promised that the company was “implementing a fix immediately.”
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