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Twitter Transparency Report: Government Requests On The Rise

Twitter Transparency Report: Government Requests On The Rise

Last week, Twitter released the latest version of its transparency report. The report gives the public insight into the number of requests that Twitter receives from governments and copyright holders – and the second half of 2013 saw a surge in the number of requests.

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The Top 10 Countries That Request User Data From Twitter [STATS]

Government request (or theft) of private social network user data is a hot-button topic of late.

It’s an area in which Twitter has always stood out in protection of its users, maintaining an unabashed policy of transparency in disclosing what data requests are made and defending its users’ security at all costs.

That doesn’t mean, though, that Twitter data isn’t highly coveted by governments worldwide.

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Only Nine Countries Have An Official Twitter Account [STUDY]

According to a recent study, only nine countries have their own Twitter account, while only three of these are officially verified by Twitter.
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Would You Place A 911 Call On Twitter?

The Japanese government is considering taking steps to make Twitter and other social networks an official emergency call system.
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Twitter Gets 3.5/4 Stars When It Comes To Protecting Your Privacy [STUDY]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has rated the top internet companies on their efforts to protect user privacy when governments request access. And Twitter gets a stellar 3.5 out of 4 stars – the second highest rating among its peers.
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Homeland Security Is Tracking 100s Of Keywords On Twitter. Are You Being Targeted?

If you tweet about the police, the flu and even social media, there’s a chance that the Department of Homeland Security is watching you. The Electronic Privacy Information Center has just released a list of hundreds of keywords the DHS is tracking on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites – how many are you tweeting?
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China Is Second Country To Applaud Twitter’s New Stance On Censorship

Twitter announced last week that it would start withholding tweets on a country-by-country basis, at the request of specific governments. And although the company has yet to act on this new policy, two governments have already come out in favor of it. And neither of these governments are known for their freedom of speech.
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Thailand Is First Government To Welcome Twitter’s New Censorship Policy

Thailand applauded Twitter’s new stance on censorship, which will give governments the right to ask the network to remove certain tweets.
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Warning: Tweeting These Words Might Land You In Trouble With The Government

This one will have the conspiracy fiends saying “I told you so”: new reports have come out that point to the US government, and the Department of Homeland Security more specifically, spying on Twitter users who use “sensitive” words.
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Twitter Launches @Gov Account To Track Unique And Creative Political Uses Of Twitter

Late last week, Twitter launched a new official account to track interesting uses of the site by governments, organizations and political figures.
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