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Twitter Releases Transparency Report And Co-Founder Complaint Is On It - AllTwitter

Twitter Releases Transparency Report And Co-Founder Complaint Is On It - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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Syria: A War Reported By Citizen-Journalists, Social Media

Syria: A War Reported By Citizen-Journalists, Social Media | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Public protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad have put Syria’s emerging civil war front page and at the top of the news around the world.
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“Google Now” Knows More About You Than Your Family Does - Are You OK With That?

“Google Now” Knows More About You Than Your Family Does - Are You OK With That? | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The new Google Now feature unveiled this week at the Google I/O developers conference is designed to automatically present the information you need - even before you ask for it.
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Are Cellphones Destroying Our Privacy?

Are Cellphones Destroying Our Privacy? | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Security vulnerabilities and data retention policies have experts concerned about the privacy risks of our smartphone obsession.
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Why California Judges Got Free Online Privacy Protection

Why California Judges Got Free Online Privacy Protection | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Some judges fear retaliation from the families of the individuals they put away in prison.
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Drone group held under terrorist act at London airport after Dublin show

Drone group held under terrorist act at London airport after Dublin show | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Meanwhile the Irish Aviation Authority has said that it is investigating the use of unmanned drones for filming in the city centre.
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Egypt: People and Technology Change a Nation

Egypt: People and Technology Change a Nation | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Egypt is forever changed, and that change as two sources: the Egyptian people and technology.
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China Blocks Its First Top-Level Domain: Co.Jp Sites Down for 30 Hours

China Blocks Its First Top-Level Domain: Co.Jp Sites Down for 30 Hours | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Websites with the co.jp domain suffered an outage as China's Great Firewall blocked access to them in the country for 30 hours.
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Facebook to Let Advertisers Bid on Your Browser Data

Facebook to Let Advertisers Bid on Your Browser Data | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A new service from the social network, Facebook Exchange, will allow advertisers to target users based on their browsing history.
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Twitter Must Reveal Bullies’ Identities Or Be Held Legally Responsible, New Law Says - AllTwitter

Twitter Must Reveal Bullies’ Identities Or Be Held Legally Responsible, New Law Says - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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The Curious Case of Internet Privacy - Technology Review

The Curious Case of Internet Privacy - Technology Review | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Free services in exchange for personal information. That's the "privacy bargain" we all strike on the Web. It could be the worst deal ever.
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Top Secret America | washingtonpost.com

Top Secret America | washingtonpost.com | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and William M. Arkin's investigation of the government's response to 9/11. Top Secret America explores what they found.
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Judge: Public Tweets Have No 'Reasonable Expectation of Privacy'

Judge: Public Tweets Have No 'Reasonable Expectation of Privacy' | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A U.S. judge ruled that public tweets aren't protected under the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.
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Will you sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom?

Will you sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom? | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
In advance of Independence Day, a host of groups and individuals have launched the Declaration of Internet Freedom, fighting for a free and open Internet. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Politics and Law.
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U.S. urges China to respect Internet freedom after Bloomberg Web site is censored

U.S. urges China to respect Internet freedom after Bloomberg Web site is censored | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Web site was blocked after it published an investigative story on wealth amassed by relatives of expected new leader.
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Court: Kim Dotcom Search Warrants Were Invalid

Court: Kim Dotcom Search Warrants Were Invalid | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A New Zealand judge has declared warrants used during the seizure of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's property to be illegal.
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How Twitter Plans To Battle “Horrifying” Hate Speech While Encouraging Freedom - AllTwitter

How Twitter Plans To Battle “Horrifying” Hate Speech While Encouraging Freedom - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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Facebook: the Honey Badger of Social Media

Facebook: the Honey Badger of Social Media | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
So you're annoyed that Facebook replaced the email address you listed on the social network with a @Facebook email you never use.
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Richard O'Dwyer and the new internet war

Richard O'Dwyer and the new internet war | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Jimmy Wales: Join my petition to defend TVShack entrepreneur Richard O'Dwyer's battle against extradition...
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Drone Used To Spy On Miami Partygoers

Drone Used To Spy On Miami Partygoers | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Related posts: Surveillance Drone Industry Prepares Propaganda Blitz Fox News Analyst: First American To Shoot Down A Domestic Spy Drone ‘Will Become A Folk Hero’ $176 million US Navy Spy Drone Crashes On Mission Over Maryland U.S.
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Google Sees 'Alarming' Level Of Government Censorship

Google Sees 'Alarming' Level Of Government Censorship | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS - Google has received more than 1,000 requests from authorities to take down content from its search results or YouTube video in the last six months of 2011, the company said on Monday, denouncing what it said was an alarming trend.
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Shedding Light on the UN's Internet Plans, WikiLeaks-Style

Shedding Light on the UN's Internet Plans, WikiLeaks-Style | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
WCITleaks.org is posting proposals from an upcoming United Nations conference to discuss the future of the Internet.
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Unsocialize Lets You Open Social Reader Links Without Installing Facebook Crapware

Unsocialize Lets You Open Social Reader Links Without Installing Facebook Crapware | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Chrome/Firefox: When friends on Facebook share a link with the social reader apps popular with web sites like the Guardian or Yahoo, it means you need to install the Social Reader app and share that you just read an article if you want to read it.
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TechCrunch | Congressman Issa Launches Direct Democracy Technology Lab, Seeks Developers

TechCrunch | Congressman Issa Launches Direct Democracy Technology Lab, Seeks Developers | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
"We can draft anything, but will we go to the masses?" said Congressman Darrell Issa, creator of Congress's little-known online crowdsourcing legislative platform, Project Madison.
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