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ISIL tweet for US could be Mossad, FBI creation

The threatening tweet by the ISIL militant group for the United States could be a creation by Israel’s spy agency of Mossad or the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, an American political commentator says.

Twitter uproar over pic of 'applauding' Israelis watching night attacks on Gaza

An image of Israelis in Sderot who gathered on a hill to watch and celebrate Gaza being bombed has gone viral on Twitter.

State spies can snoop on Britons' use of Google, Facebook and Twitter: GCHQ monitors citizens' use of sites without a warrant

GCHQ is allowed to spy on British citizens’ use of Facebook, Google and Twitter without an individual warrant because the firms are based overseas, it emerged last night.

Turkey's top court rejects YouTube ban

Turkey's top court has ruled that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedoms, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back. The ruling is a setback for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had advocated the ban of the website and its videos.

Turkey's top court rejects YouTube ban

NYPD's Twitter Outreach Backfires in Most Predictable Way Possible

The NYPD took a stab at some Twitter outreach Tuesday afternoon with this call for photos of citizens and their friendly neighborhood cops.

Italian court: 'You don't have to name to defame on Facebook'

Facebook users in Italy may want to think twice next time they post something on the social networking site after the country’s highest court ruled that insults on the site – even ones with an unnamed target – could be regarded as defamatory.

Turkey to maintain YouTube block despite ‘free speech’ ruling

YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey in spite of a court order ruling that the ban is a violation of freedom of speech. The prohibition of social media in Turkey sparked public ire and mass protests against internet censorship.

European Parliament accused of running new media propaganda campaign

The European Parliament has been accused of a propaganda campaign, after proposing new TV, radio and online media platforms. But anti-EU campaigners say it is planning to exploit media outlets to make itself more popular.

Turkey's Twitter ban sparks outrage, Google refuses to block YouTube videos

Turkey’s block of social media site Twitter on Thursday, and threats to do the same against other sites, has led to outrage among those who see the "digital coup" as a blatant attempt to silence corruption allegations in the run-up to local elections.

Facebook to buy company that makes solar-powered drones

Facebook is expanding from the cyberworld to out of this world. Facebook is buying drone-making company Titan Aeronautics for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. Titan Aeronautics makes near-orbital, solar-powered drones that can hover in space for up to five years.

Facebook to buy company that makes solar-powered drones

Twitter says government info requests on the rise

Government requests for Twitter user information is on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures while pressing for more transparency.

Woman gets jail term for pro-terrorism tweets

A young Spanish woman has been given a one-year suspended sentence for tweeting "highly radicalized and violent" content in which she glorified Spain's extreme-left terrorist group GRAPO.

Some CNN social media accounts hacked

The affected accounts included CNN's main Facebook account, CNN Politics' Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN's Security Clearance. Blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire were also hacked.

Facebook sued for alleged monitoring of users’ private messages

Social media giant Facebook is being sued for the alleged monitoring of its users’ private messages in order to gather more consumer data that it in turn shares with marketers.

Not Socially Acceptable: NSA boss video ‘most hated’ on YouTube in 2013?

A YouTube video in which NSA boss Keith Alexander tries “to set the record straight” on the agency’s spying antics has nosedived. The half-hour interview triggered a wave of criticism from users, branding it the “most hated” video on YouTube.

Hundreds of angry teens go on 'knockout' trashing spree in NYC mall

Up to 400 aggressive teenagers stormed a New York mall, trashing stores, assaulting security guards and terrifying customers and personnel during a so-called game of “knockout” that forced the shopping center to shut down the day after Christmas.

Facebook won’t pay taxes again, will get refund instead

It’s shaping up to be another multi-billion dollar year for Facebook, but don’t expect the social networking site to pay it forward: according to a new analysis, the website will pay no taxes this year and will instead likely receive a federal refund.

Partnership between Facebook and police could make planning protests impossible

A partnership between police departments and social media sites discussed at a convention in Philadelphia this week could allow law enforcement to keep anything deemed criminal off the Internet—and even stop people from organizing protests.

Twitter hikes IPO amount to $1.61 billion

Twitter raised the value of its initial public offering today to as much as $1.61 billion as the popular messaging service moved a step closer to Wall Street.

Google-bye to privacy? Users’ faces, names and comments are going in ads

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, anything you post, like, comment or review on Google or tied-in services can in future be used in product endorsement ads that will appear on millions of other websites that are part of Google's display advertising network.

UK Column Live - 13th November 2012

Brian Gerrish and Louise Collins present a news update including the Leveson Inquiry Tony Blair protester in court on Friday, Cameron no apology for arms dealing in the middle east, a British Lynx helicopter joins a French frigate for anti-piracy operations, gas prices manipulation and Leveson to reign in Twitter and Facebook.

UK Column Live - 13th November 2012

Canadian police urge Parliament to pass domestic spying bill

Police across Canada are urging Ottawa to resurrect a controversial Internet surveillance bill that would allow them to monitor Canadians' digital activities in real-time without a warrant.

Twitter removes French anti-Semitic tweets

Twitter has agreed to remove a flood of anti-Semitic tweets circulating on its service in France.

The blunder that cost Google $24 BILLION in EIGHT minutes

Shares suspended after printers' blunder accidentally reveals shock 20% drop in profits early

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Facebook blocks Press TV advertisements

Facebook has blocked Press TV’s advertisements on the social networking website, saying that the Iranian news network is located in a region which is “not eligible to use this feature.”

Hungarian prime minister uses Facebook page to ‘unfriend’ IMF, rejects alleged loan conditions

Hungary’s prime minister has long had a testy relationship with the International Monetary Fund — and on Thursday he used Facebook to unfriend the agency and reject its allegedly tough loan conditions.

Twitter impostor: Hacked Reuters account says Washington, al-Qaeda allied

Just two days after phony posts appeared on Reuters’ blog, the agency’s Twitter account was also hacked. Once again, the hoax tweets informed readers of rebel losses in Syria, and reported fake White House admissions of supporting al-Qaeda.

YouTube Is Developing a Secret Weapon Against the Internet’s Worst Commenters

Long considered home to the worst commenters on the internet — racist, cruel, idiotic, nonsensical, and barely literate — YouTube is in the process of upgrading its comment system in order to better tame its most loathsome members

Word of the overhaul slipped out during the Q&A portion of a YouTube developer session at Google I/O, the annual developers conference from the video-upload hub’s owner, Google.

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