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Saudi Arabia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes for Twitter ‘Homosexual Contacts’

Saudi Arabia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, 450 Lashes for Twitter 'Homosexual Contacts'

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in prison and 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to promote “homosexual contacts”, reports Gulf News.

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Police In Scotland Received More Than 2,700 Complaints Linked To Twitter And Facebook Last Year

Police In Scotland Received More Than 2,700 Complaints Linked To Twitter And Facebook Last Year

More than 2,700 crimes, crimes and incidents linked to Twitter and Facebook were reported to police in Scotland in 2013, new data has revealed.

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Twitter Crime Reconstruction Helps Build Case Against Armed Robbers

Twitter Crime Reconstruction Helps Catch Armed Robbers

Surrey Police used Twitter to reconstruct a crime scene – and generated tips and evidence enough to help build a case against two violent robbers.

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Twitter Can Be Used To Predict Crime [STUDY]

Twitter Can Be Used To Predict Crime [STUDY]

Anything you tweet can and will be used against you in a court of law. At least, that’s what a new study proposes.

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Weed, Alcohol, Cocaine, Meth And LSD – Drug Talk On Twitter [STUDY]

Weed, Alcohol, Cocaine, Meth And LSD - Drug Talk On Twitter [STUDY]

Drunk tweeting is a pretty common occurrence on Twitter, with many users prone to musings in the wee hours of the morning after a night on the proverbial sauce. But what about more serious mind-altering substances, such as cocaine and LSD? Is anybody tweeting about that?

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Twitter Crime Has Risen 390% Since 2011 [STUDY]

Twitter Crime Has Risen 390% Since 2011 [STUDY]

Crimes linked to Twitter have risen almost four-fold over the past three years, reveals new figures from 25 police forces across the United Kingdom.

Since 2011, cases where Twitter has in someway played a role have increased by 390 percent – up from 174 in 2011 to 852 in 2013.

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Partners In Crime Fighting: How Law Enforcement And Twitter Became An Unstoppable Duo

Partners In Crime Fighting: How Law Enforcement And Twitter Became An Unstoppable Duo

It’s no secret that social media, and the Internet in general, have revolutionized human communication. The way we interact with others has completely changed, and so too has the way we seek and acquire information, hence why you’re reading this article right now. It all boils down to the fact that we live in a digital world and social media has become our trusty sidekick who we turn to for, well, everything.

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Twitter And Facebook Criminal Complaints Drastically Increase

Have you ever been harassed online? Seems more and more people are – and they’re reporting it.

The bright side of this news? Authorities are taking online harassment seriously and those responsible are being held accountable.

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Twitter Crime up 20% in 2010

If you’ve noticed more of those “click here for an incredible offer!!”-type tweets in the past few months, you’re not alone. There has been a significant increase in the number of scammers, hackers and other nefarious types on Twitter in 2010. Altogether, “crime” on Twitter has risen by 20% in the past year.
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