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Twitter’s Tough Balancing Act

from social media vb by jkim
Twitter users everywhere are reacting to the news, and I’ve read several articles taking stance on the latest decision by Twitter.  They ranged from good to really bad, and you can find plenty of examples a last couple of days.  After sleeping on Twitter censorship announcement, I wanted to share a few more perspectives on the news.

Twitter’s censorship cheerleaders

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman

When Twitter unveiled a new system last week to censor specific tweets in specific countries if the content violates local laws, many people reacted in anger. Some spent Saturday boycotting the service. Reporters Without Borders penned a letter denouncing the move. International microblogging celebrities such as Ai Weiweiand Mahmoud Salem took Twitter to task. “Thank you for the #censorship, #twitter, with love from the governments of #Syria, #Bahrain, #Iran, #Turkey, #China, #Saudi and friends,” Swedish Twitter user Björn Nilsson wrote.

Making sense of Twitter’s censorship

from AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH)
Announcement of country-specific censorship creates online stir, leaving some wondering if it was part of the plan.

 

Twitter CEO: We Are Not Censoring the Web

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

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Pinterest Becomes Top Traffic Driver for Retailers [INFOGRAPHIC]

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

Pinterest, a two-year-old social bookmarking site that lets users collect and share things they like on the web, is driving increasingly significant amounts of traffic to retailers? websites.

Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block The Pirate Bay

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto

Two weeks ago, the Court of The Hague ruledthat Ziggo, the largest ISP in the Netherlands, and competitor XS4ALL have to block access to The Pirate Bay.
 

International Privacy Day: Top Concerns of Activists and Data Protection Authorities

from EFF.org Updates by maira
This January 28 marks International Privacy Day. Different countries around the world are celebrating this day with their own events. This year, we are honoring the day by calling attention to recent international privacy threats and interviewing data protection authorities, government officials, and activists to gain insight into various aspects of privacy rights and related legislation in their own respective countries.

The Right to Anonymity is a Matter of Privacy

from EFF.org Updates by jillian

This January 28 marks International Privacy Day. Different countries around the world are celebrating this day with their own events. This year, we are honoring the day by calling attention to recent international privacy threats and interviewing data protection authorities, government officials, and activists to gain insight into various aspects of privacy rights and related legislation in their own respective countries.

Jimmy Wales or Kim Dotcom – is anti-SOPA about fundamental principles or competing commercial interests?, Albert Wenger and Tony Curzon Price

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Albert Wenger and Tony Curzon Price

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