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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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Dataminr Secures $30 Million For Its Twitter-Mining Data Technology

New York-based startup Dataminr has secured $30 million in private funding from venture capital firms to continue its work mining Twitter for tradable news.

The fundraising round is Dataminr’s third since its founding in 2009 by former Yale University classmates Ted Bailey, Jeff Kinsey and Sam Hendel.

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Did You Know That Twitter Has A Government Team? It’s At The #DNC2012 This Week

Twitter has a government team providing coverage on everything GOP and DNC in the U.S. this season.

The team is attending both party conventions and reporting on what happens. But please be advised that their retweets do NOT imply endorsement.

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