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Internal Documents Reveal The FBI Can Read Your Twitter DMs Without A Warrant

The White House just hired its first Chief Privacy Officer – straight out of Twitter, no less – but the privacy they may be protecting is that of the FBI, not the American people.

According to new internal documents, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) through a Freedom of Information Act request, the content of your emails, Facebook chats, Twitter DMs and all other forms of digital communication chould be at the disposal of law enforcement agencies, even without a warrant.

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5 Tips For Protecting Your Twitter Account From Hackers

On the Internet, privacy and security are major concerns, especially as hacking on Twitter is more rampant than ever.

In order to protect your Twitter account from hackers – be they intentionally targeting your account, or including you in a systematic sweep – follow these five tips, below.

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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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Watch Out! Twitter Affects How You Are Perceived By Colleagues [STUDY]

Do you consider your audience before tweeting? More importantly, do you consider your audience overall?

Just because someone isn’t your “friend” on Facebook or following you on Twitter, do you think about what they’ll see if they scan through your tweets? You probably should.

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Twitter Celebrates #DataPrivacyDay By Releasing Another Transparency Report

Did you know that today is #DataPrivacyDay? Well, it is. And to celebrate, Twitter is scaring the pants off of misguided kiddies and other online miscreants by releasing its second transparency report.

The good news? Twitter has complied with fewer requests overall.

But the bad news is that there are more requests – so more government entities are aware that this option exists, they’re just not doing it right. Yet.

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Easy New Year’s Resolution: Clean Up Your App Permissions With One Handy App

The New Year is a great time to take stock of your Twitter account, making sure your bio is optimized, your avatar is a good reflection of you and the list of who you follow is honed.

One easy first Twitter New Year’s Resolution is to clean up your Twitter permissions – in fact, all your social media permissions – with an all-in-one app called MyPermissions.

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You Are What You Tweet

Everything you do, and everything you say on Twitter reflects how the rest of us see YOU as a person.

It isn’t about all those links you share, it isn’t about how often you retweet your friends, and it certainly isn’t about how many followers you have.

It’s about how you behave.

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Twitter Challenges Subpoena Threatening Users’ Consitutional Rights

Remember we told you about the hashtag happy judge a couple of weeks ago who ruled against an Occupy Wall Street protestor attempting to protect his tweets from prosecutors? Well, not only was the judge’s use of hashtags off, but it turns out the judge obviously didn’t have a firm grasp of Twitter’s terms of service either. (Let’s hope.)
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Tracking Athletes’ Tweets Difficult When Parody Posers Are Everywhere

Even respected journalists are sometimes fooled by Twitter accounts claiming to be popular sports figures. With schools facing and handing out penalties for  student athletes’ misguided posts more and more often, isn’t it inevitable that one of these “parody” accounts will eventually cross the line and claim to be genuine?
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TweetDeck Bug Reminds Us That “Online Privacy” Is An Oxymoron

Did you hear about the TweetDeck bug that allowed users to login and tweet from other accounts that didn’t belong to them? Well, it got us thinking about applications that we allow to access our data and the reality that “online privacy” really is an oxymoron.
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