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US May Start Sending Terror Alerts Through Twitter

You could soon be seeing terror alerts in your Twitter feed, if the US government has anything to do with it. According to new documents obtained by the Associated Press, the US Department of Homeland Security may start posting terror alerts on Facebook and Twitter when they reach out to the public.
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German Gov’t Prefers Twitter over Press Releases, Press Corps Irate

The German government has taken a giant leap into the Twitterverse recently, but the press isn’t too happy about it. Disseminating official government business over Twitter before turning to traditional channels and telling the press about it has caused an outcry from the press and some serious defending on behalf of the government’s Twitter spokesperson.
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US Court Rules Against Privacy and Grants DOJ Access to WikiLeaks Twitter Accounts

A federal judge ruled on Friday that the US government could access WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts, including those of foreign politicians. This ruling is a result of a months-long battle over Twitter between online privacy advocates and the US Department of Justice.
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Cameroon Gov’t Suspends Twitter to Prevent Protests

The government of Cameroon, likely fearing a situation similar to the recent uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa, has blocked access to Twitter on SMS.
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Civil Rights Groups Fight US Gov’s Demand for WikiLeaks’ Twitter Records

Two US-based civil rights groups are standing behind a former WikiLeaks associate in her legal mission to fight the US government’s demand for her Twitter records. While the government had subpoenaed Twitter to hand over the records in secret, Twitter fought to unseal the subpoena and inform those whose information the government was after. Now, some of the targets are fighting back, with the help of high-profile civil rights groups.
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It’s Never Too Early To Start Your Taxes: Follow the IRS on Twitter

With 2010 coming to a close, you are likely thinking about the holidays, new year celebrations, some time with the family and a little relaxation – you’re likely not thinking about your taxes. However, the IRS is making a huge push onto Twitter this week in the hopes that its new Twitter accounts will help tax payers and tax professionals alike throughout the year.

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Follow the White House on Twitter, 8 Different Ways (Plus One!)

The White House is proud of its Twitter presence, and wants the citizens of America to know it. It recently published a blog post on the official White House Blog outlining the eight Twitter accounts that fall under the White House banner.
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