In Age Of Austerity US Gov Trolls Cuba On Twitter

By: Friday April 4, 2014 6:05 am

Worst thing about 'Cuban Twittergate': Manipulative & empowers Cuban Gov in slandering cyber-activists as mercenaries — Ted Henken (@ElYuma) April 3, 2014 Remember, we’re broke. While the US government can not find money for greater public investment and is cutting food stamps it does have the resources to troll Cuba on twitter. Because that [...]

Saudi Arabia Codifies Atheism As Terrorism

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 10:59 am

Our partners in peace in Saudi Arabia (where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from) has now made it a crime to not believe in God. In fact, not just a crime, an act of terrorism. The kingdom has issued a public order that labels all atheists as terrorists. According to the new order terrorism [...]

#StandWithJesse: Plan For Radical Reform Causes Stir In Conservative Media

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 11:00 am

What birther crap is to lifting the lid off ugly right-wing Twitter, that communism piece was to lifting the lid off ugly left-wing Twitter. — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 5, 2014 With America’s historic income gap being cited as the central issue in the upcoming elections,┬áideas to reform our economy are coming from [...]

JPMorgan Twitter Campaign Cancelled Due To Lulz

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 11:31 am

Is it the ability to throw anyone out of their home that drives you, or just the satisfaction that you know you COULD do it? #AskJPM — David Dayen (@ddayen) November 13, 2013 JPMorgan’s marketing department had a great idea – lets host a Twitter chat or “Twitter Takeover” to promote our company and rehabilitate [...]

Jack Dorsey, Criminal Violator Of CFAA

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 7:24 am

We all know that the leaders of the personal computer revolution were criminals. From Bill Gates hacking his school computer so he would mostly have female classmates to Steve Jobs’ first business being selling blue boxes that hacked AT&T’s phone network for free long distance calls. But this current crop of technologists are truly rotten [...]

Library Of Congress Archiving All Tweets

By: Monday January 7, 2013 4:54 am

All your tweets are belong to us. Under a program initiated by Twitter and the Library Of Congress 170 Billion Tweets have been archived: The Library of Congress announced Friday that it is just weeks away from completing its archive of all public tweets from Twitter’s launch in 2006 through 2010, but there are technology [...]

Twitter Allows for Censorship of Tweets in Individual Countries

By: Friday January 27, 2012 10:15 am

I think we should definitely be concerned that Twitter is bowing to pressure and allowing for the censorship of tweets in individual foreign countries. Twitter has refined its technology so it can censor messages on a country-by-country basis. The additional flexibility announced on Thursday is likely to raise fears that Twitter’s commitment to free speech [...]

SOPA Strike Still Set for Tomorrow; More Websites Join

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 7:35 am

As I noted yesterday, organizers of the SOPA strike got a boost when Wikipedia said they would shut down operations tomorrow, in protest of anti-piracy legislation that could constrain their business. In place of normal content, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he would put up phone numbers for members of Congress and try to “melt [...]

Obama Speaks To Students In Shanghai

By: Monday November 16, 2009 6:57 am

In remarks aired live on Fox News and CNN shortly after midnight ET (the cable nets become legitimate news networks late on Sunday nights), Barack Obama spoke at a town hall meeting with Chinese students in Shanghai, addressing topics like trade, international relations and Twitter, which he says he has “never used” (this comes as [...]

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