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Twitter Privacy

Are You Inadvertently Telling The World Where You Are?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology

Be careful what you tweet -- you may be inadvertently giving away your location. That's the conclusion of a recent study conducted by a University ...

Twitter Has To Figure Out Its Hack Problem..Or Else

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 04.24.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Does Twitter have a credibility problem? For many, a single fake tweet from the Associated Press account that briefly roiled financial ...

Reflecting on Twitter and Its Implications for Elections and Democracy

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 02.01.2013 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Clearly there are a lot of questions about Twitter's impact. But how we even define Twitter is as yet unclear. Is Twitter a public sphere, representing citizen voices, or is it simply an extension of political and corporate hegemony?

Matt Sledge

Twitter Warns Of Government 'Chilling Effect' | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

Twitter's second transparency report, released Tuesday, documents government requests for users' information. The results will surprise no one who has...

Twitter Test Case In France

Matt Sledge | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Matt Sledge

Friday links: France is trying to force Twitter to reveal the identities of users who made racist posts there. It's a new technology twist on the old ...

Five Ways to Not Get Sued When Posting on Social Networking Sites: A Warning From Virginia

Heidi Golledge | Posted 02.06.2013 | Technology
Heidi Golledge

Wherever your paranoia falls, social media sites must be used carefully. For employers, Facebook can be a glimpse into your nights and weekends and Twitter can be a look at your real feelings.

Twitter Gives NYPD Identity Info Behind User Who Threatened 'Batman' Style Attack On Theater

Posted 08.08.2012 | New York

Following a subpoena issued by the NYPD on Tuesday, Twitter has handed over the account information of the user who threatened to carry out an Aurora-...

TWEETS: Twitter Threats Of Aurora-Like Shooting In NYC

Posted 08.07.2012 | New York

The NYPD is planning to subpoena Twitter on Tuesday over the site's refusal to reveal the identity of a user who threatened an attack similar to the ...

Privacy? What's That?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

We sometimes assume that our bank records, our telephone conversations, our Tweets and our Facebook postings are only shared with our permission to our circle of friends and followers. Not so.

Bianca Bosker

Twitter Is Now Tracking You Around The Web | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.18.2012 | Technology

In the interest of helping you figure out who to follow, Twitter is following you. Twitter announced Thursday that it will use information it colle...

Twitter Supports 'Do Not Track'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

Twitter is the latest site to jump on the Do Not Track bandwagon. The privacy feature, which is currently in use in several major browsers including M...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Facebook Users Protect Their Privacy

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.21.2012 | Technology

Some social networking sites change their extensive policies so often, it can be hard to keep up. Facebook, for example, announced a major privacy...

Andrea Stone

The Keywords Government Uses To Monitor Social Media | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

Ever complain on Facebook that you were feeling "sick?" Told your friends to "watch" a certain TV show? Left a comment on a media website about govern...

REPORT: Third-Party Twitter Apps Can Access Your Private Messages

TechCrunch | Posted 08.10.2011 | Technology

Any third-party Twitter app developer can currently ask you to authorize software using OAuth under the pretense that they will not be able to access ...

Twitter Says To Protect Users' Right To Self-Defense

Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology

By Marie Mawad PARIS (Reuters) - Twitter will seek to notify its users so they can defend themselves before it hands over user information to the ...

Twitter, Regulators Finalize Security Settlement Over 2009 Hacks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Federal regulators finalized a settlement Monday with Twitter related to data security lapses in 2009 that gave hackers access to users' ac...

Caution: What NOT To Post On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

Think before you tweet. Twitter is a powerful communication tool used by the likes of protesters, journalists, astronauts and public officials. But...

Welcome to the First Meeting of Tweetaholics Anonymous

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ruth Fowler

I became an online lurker -- one of those malignant, anonymous online crazies watching people. If we became romantically entangled, I'd check out your twitter feed, see if you were flirting with anyone else. You were.

Twitter Puts Spotlight On Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas | NOAM COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

For the Twitter request, the government obtained a secret subpoena from a federal court. Twitter challenged the secrecy, not the subpoena itself, and ...

Quit Facebook, Destroy Your Phone...

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Interestingly, Ahearn's treatise contains some valuable tips you can use to reclaim some of the privacy you've relinquished, knowingly or not, by usin...

'I Can Stalk U' Exposes Exact Location Of Tweeters

Switched | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We're so concerned with protecting our privacy and location on Foursquare and the new Facebook Places that we've all ignored the way we even more comm...

Twitter Settles With FTC Over Privacy Lapses

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Twitter has agreed to settle charges by federal regulators that it put the privacy of its users at risk by failing to protect them ...