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Posts Tagged ‘tweet privacy’

Saudi Government Seeking Workaround To Intercept Tweets

Twitter does what it can to protect users’ privacy, requiring governments to go through legal channels to obtain private information – but some governments aren’t fond of rules.

If you live in Saudi Arabia, it seems your tweets aren’t being intercepted yet – but it’s really only a matter of time. And if you don’t live in Saudi Arabia, don’t be fooled into thinking your safe. Just because other governments aren’t as (unwisely) attempting to recruit folks to intercept tweets and getting publicly busted for it, doesn’t mean they’re NOT doing it.

Yes, I took my paranoia pill today.

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Twitter Earns Top Spot For Protecting User Privacy [STUDY]

Nothing posted online is private, of course – and any expectation of privacy on social media is pure comedy, but some sites (like Twitter) go the extra mile in an attempt to appease the masses.

And guess what? When stacked against other sites by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Twitter earns top marks for protecting user privacy! Guess who doesn’t?

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Twitter Ticking Off New York State Supreme Court Judge

Twitter’s continued resistance to comply with a subpoena to release tweets from Occupy Wall Street protestor, Malcolm Harris, has placed the blue bird in deep dodo with a New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr.

According to Bloomberg, Judge Sciarrino has given Twitter until September 14 to turn over either Harris’ tweets or Twitter’s earnings statements from the last two quarters – so he can decide on a fine!

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Sexual Assault Victim Faces Charges For Naming Attackers In Tweet

Naming a sexual assault victim on Twitter is foul and should be penalized (and has happened before), but what should happen if it’s the victim naming her attackers?

A 17-year-old girl in Kentucky is about to find out. She admittedly defied a gag order and went public with her attackers’ names on Twitter.

And she now faces charges for doing so. But should she?
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