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Warning: Tweeting These Words Might Land You In Trouble With The Government

This one will have the conspiracy fiends saying “I told you so”: new reports have come out that point to the US government, and the Department of Homeland Security more specifically, spying on Twitter users who use “sensitive” words.
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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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Digital Privacy Advocates Send Out Petition to #ThankTwitter

It might not be your typical petition, but digital privacy advocates are trying to get Twitter to acknowledge its inspired act to protect the privacy of its users during the US government-WikiLeaks clash on its network. They’re sending around a petition asking people to #ThankTwitter, so the company knows just how powerful their move to protect its users’ privacy was.
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