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Is The IRS Targeting Tax Cheats On Twitter?

Did you file your taxes yet or are you waiting till the last minute like the other half of the United States? Either way, make sure you don’t talk smack about it on Twitter.

Due to more permissive laws around social media monitoring, the IRS may be targeting tax cheats on Twitter – and you don’t want to put yourself in their sights!

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Twitter Hiring Public Policy Expert In D.C. To Fight For Your Right To Privacy

Twitter seems to be constantly harassed by “the man.” In an effort to protect its users’ privacy, Twitter will not release your account info without VERY good reason – and this stance just ticks governments around the world off to no end.

But now it seems Twitter may be mounting a counter-offensive. The microblogging giant is currently seeking a public policy expert to duke it out for them in D.C.

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Controversial NYPD Twitter Feed Vindicated As Convicted Criminals Reoffend

The New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct¬†Captain Jeffrey Schiff had a novel and controversial idea: tweeting pictures of convicted criminals when they were released.

The tweets didn’t last long as he was criticized for the practice by higher-ups.

But guess what? Two of the career criminals whose photos he shared have already reoffended since the December 2012 tweets were sent. Looks like Captain Schiff was on to something.

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