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The UK Supreme Court must accept freedom of information requests via Twitter

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Yesterday’s announcement that the UK Supreme Court was launching a Twitter account to broadcast news on its latest judgements was met with generally positive reactions. However, it transpires that the court has already had to pivot its Twitter policy in light of new information it has received. The UK Supreme...
The UK Supreme Court must accept freedom of information requests via Twitter

Student jailed for racist Fabrice Muamba tweets

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Liam Stacey sentenced to 56 days' prison for posting offensive comments on Twitter after footballer's cardiac arrestA student has been jailed for 56 days for posting offensive comments on Twitter about the on-pitch collapse of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba.Liam Stacey was arrested after his tweets were reported to police...
Student jailed for racist Fabrice Muamba tweets

[STUDY] 61% of Social Media Users Feel So Close To You

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Sometimes little things like a sweet comment on Facebook or a Twitter friend calling your tweet a "favorite" can really make a social networker bee's day. A new study from Pew finds that for the most part, adults are kind to each other on social media sites. In fact, 85%...
[STUDY] 61% of Social Media Users Feel So Close To You

Is Pinterest the next Facebook?

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An exclusive look inside CEO Ben Silbermann's social media sensation. FORTUNE -- Ben Silbermann can't stop staring at the refrigerators. The Pinterest co-founder and CEO and I are standing in the break room of his company's garage-size Palo Alto office. He's just flown back from Austin's SXSW interactive festival, and...
Is Pinterest the next Facebook?

Pressure mounts on Facebook in India with a new content complaint and a request for a local server

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Facebook is about to see its service come under more pressure in India, where a new complaint over content has been lodged and a high profile politician has suggested it should introduce a local server. The social network already has plenty on its plate in India, where it is one...
Pressure mounts on Facebook in India with a new content complaint and a request for a local server

Fans would rather engage with brands on Facebook than Twitter, says study

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When we spoke to Jan Rezab, the founder of social media analytics company Socialbakers, one of the main topics he discussed was how the site is able to deliver data on engagement rates on social networking sites. At the time, we wrote: Rezab says a key element of Socialbakers is its engagement...
Fans would rather engage with brands on Facebook than Twitter, says study

Could your Facebook page ruin your job prospects?

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Terrified of employers scouring their Facebook pages for signs of fecklessness, students have started deleting content and hiding their identity. Are they over-reacting?Most students have indulged in an occasional spot of "Facebook stalking". It's hard to resist the temptation to have a peek at the virtual lives of others when...
Could your Facebook page ruin your job prospects?

Olympics powerless over web video

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Olympic bosses admit their ban on spectators posting videos and images on social networking sites will be unenforceable....
Olympics powerless over web video

Fabrice Muamba tweets could land Twitter 'troll' in prison

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Student admits incitement to racial hatred for remarks celebrating Bolton player's collapseA student faces jail after admitting posting offensive comments on Twitter about the on-pitch collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba.Liam Stacey was arrested after his tweets were reported to police by Twitter users from across Britain, including former England striker...
Fabrice Muamba tweets could land Twitter 'troll' in prison

Dubai Police are monitoring Facebook and Twitter 24 hours a day

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Last week the Dubai Chief of Police called for legal action to be taken against Twitter users who criticize the UAE. It would seem that the Dubai Police are keeping a close eye on Twitter, as well as Facebook, to catch out ‘culprits’. Emirates 24/7 reports that the Dubai Police...
Dubai Police are monitoring Facebook and Twitter 24 hours a day

Some Users In China Reporting They Are Able To Access Facebook, Despite Ban

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A sign of a crack in the Great Chinese Firewall? Internet users in China today are reporting that they are able to access Facebook in the country: some say they can access the site through mobile internet connections and iOS apps; others are reporting access using HTTPS connections on their...
Some Users In China Reporting They Are Able To Access Facebook, Despite Ban

US to sanction authoritarian regimes that block internet access for protesters

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Penalties are aimed at places like Syria and Iran that use technology to enable human-rights abuses against dissidentsPresident Barack Obama on Monday will announce a plan to impose sanctions against foreign entities and individuals who help authoritarian regimes use technology to crack down on dissidents, an administration official said.Obama signed...
US to sanction authoritarian regimes that block internet access for protesters

People Search Site MyLife Buys Social Communications Manager Threadsy

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People search site MyLife has purchased the technology from recently shuttered all-in-one social communications manager Threadsy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As we’ve written in the past, MyLife is a full-fledged search engine which not only finds people—thanks to aggregated search across social networking sites like Facebook,...
People Search Site MyLife Buys Social Communications Manager Threadsy

Targeting increased usage, Chinese video site Tudou enhances Sina Weibo integration

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Chinese video sharing site Tudou has introduced an enhanced sharing platform for Sina Weibo that will allow users of the microblogging service to more easily share content from its service, according to an announcement. Tudou is the first video sharing company to take advantage of Sina Weibo’s new level of functionality, and...
Targeting increased usage, Chinese video site Tudou enhances Sina Weibo integration

Google+ developers page launched, is an API on the way?

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One of the key differences between Google+ and rival social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter is the lack of extensibility for developers. Facebook's Open Graph API has — for better or worse — made sharing even more effortless than it was before, while Twitter's API has led to...
Google+ developers page launched, is an API on the way?

[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

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Most of us still don't like giving our credit card information on social networking sites, according to a poll of 2,630 adults by Harris Interactive for Digitas. And that could mean trouble - at least for now - for Facebook and other social networks hoping to make good on predictions...
[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

Social networking is a bag of mixed emotions, report says

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The Pew Research Center releases a report about the social and emotional climate that American adults experience on social networking sites....
Social networking is a bag of mixed emotions, report says
What the web’s saying about UK internet snooping laws

How to Share Your Business Photos Online - Discreetly

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You have just returned from a corporate retreat or some other business event that was well-documented with several amateur photographers. Now you want to share all of these pictures amongst your co-workers. The challenge is that you want to keep them private to the participants and not plaster them...
How to Share Your Business Photos Online - Discreetly

Internet crackdown in Iran continues, but Tor users are all back online

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Tor usage in Iran has made a full recovery days after the Iranian government started blocking encrypted Internet traffic. Last Friday, the number of Iranian users connecting to the Internet through Tor's anonymizing network had plummeted from roughly 50,000 per day to nearly zero. By Sunday, however, Tor usage...
Internet crackdown in Iran continues, but Tor users are all back online

Senators want ruling on whether Facebook password requests are illegal

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Two US Senators asked the Department of Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to start an investigation into whether employers asking job applicants for usernames and passwords violates federal law. The issue has come under scrutiny in the past week, after the Associated Press and others reported on employers...
Senators want ruling on whether Facebook password requests are illegal

China’s Facebook basks in the glow

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In the week prior to Facebook’s IPO announcement, Renren’s stock leapt by more than 60%, which comes as welcome relief to Joseph Chen, the social networking site’s CEO. Here’s how he plans to keep things rosy. By Bill Powell, editor-at-large Joseph Chen, founder, CEO, and chairman of Renren FORTUNE —...
China’s Facebook basks in the glow

Instagram users are young and Facebook users are old

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A new study shows that the two social-networking sites serve different age groups. Could this be one of the reasons why more people aren't celebrating the buyout? [Read more]...
Instagram users are young and Facebook users are old

NCAA Takes Pressure Off Schools To Monitor Social Media

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Colleges do not have to actively monitor the social media accounts of their athletes for NCAA rules violations, according to a ruling released Monday. Last summer the NCAA said it was investigating nine rules infractions by the University of North Carolina football program, including not being vigilant enough in...
NCAA Takes Pressure Off Schools To Monitor Social Media

Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

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Everyone knows Facebook is full of interesting data that’s being exploited in all sorts of ways –- whether by startups building businesses on the social graph, or employers who are vetting job candidates using the site. But here’s a way in which you might not want your data mined: to...
Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

Survey: Trust In Online Ads Grows, While Trust in Print and TV Ads Drops

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It’s no secret that most of us put more stock in the recommendations we get from friends than traditional forms of advertising. What’s interesting, though, is that while most consumers also increasingly trust online reviews and ads, trust in paid advertising on television, magazines and newspapers has declined pretty rapidly....
Survey: Trust In Online Ads Grows, While Trust in Print and TV Ads Drops

Why boasting online gives you same boost as sex

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Boasting about yourself, particulary on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, really does make you feel better, a study has suggested....
Why boasting online gives you same boost as sex

Belgian Company Trials Facebook, Twitter-Based Payment System

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Right back since the early days of the web, companies such as IBM and Compaq have tried to develop micro payment systems which would allow transactions of as little as a few cents. All have foundered. This is despite some enthusiastic support, particularly from newspaper and magazine publishers hoping to...
Belgian Company Trials Facebook, Twitter-Based Payment System
It’s a Small World After All: The Top Global Web Trends

[STUDY] How Hyperconnectivity Affects Young People

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Would you mind putting down your smartphone for a moment to read this? Thanks, we really appreciate it. A new study released today by Pew sheds light on the lurking, albeit very real notion that we all not-so-secretly fear: There are actual consequence to the hyperconnected lifestyle that many 21st...
[STUDY] How Hyperconnectivity Affects Young People
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