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Did The Japanese Government Censor Twitter During Nuclear Plant Meltdown?

The Japanese government is denying that an online project to monitor “incorrect and inappropriate” information on Twitter and publish “correct” information is an attempt at online censorship.
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Software Can Pinpoint Where You Live Based On Your Tweets, Even If You Don’t Disclose Your Location

You might think you’re being smart with your privacy by leaving the “location” field blank, but think again. New software has been developed that can discover your location based purely on the words you tweet.
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How Much Sharing Is Too Much When It Comes To Physicians On Twitter?

Fairly or unfairly, doctors are usually held to a higher moral standard than most people – and that applies to tweeting doctors as well. So when a doc bears all on Twitter about a patient’s embarrassing condition, you have to wonder whether it’s just a person letting off some steam after work, or an unethical move from a professional in a sensitive work environment.
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How Would you Visualize 24 Hours of Tweets? [Motion Infographic]

Rather than presenting them in a list, chronologically, or as a mindmap, creative researchers in London have shown what 24 hours of tweets looks like in a motion infographic. They focused on geographically mapping tweets and retweets around London, and condense a 24 hour time period into a three minute video. Watching this video gave me the uncanny feeling that Twitter was something alive and organic. What do you think?
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Twitter WikiLeaks Trial Goes Before Judge

Today, a judge heard arguments from six lawyers against sharing private information on Twitter with the US government. The issue of whether or not the US government had the right to access information – including IP addresses, phone numbers and private messages – from the Twitter accounts of individuals suspected of associating with WikiLeaks has wide implications for online privacy.
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Do you Follow @WikiLeaks? Your Private Tweets Could be Compromised

The WikiLeaks scandal flared up again this weekend, and this time Twitter took center stage: the US Justice Department issued a subpoena for tweets pertaining to several people suspected of being associated with WikiLeaks, as well as the official @WikiLeaks account. And – in a move that has online privacy advocates up in arms – the subpoena extends to anyone following these accounts, too.

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