Skip to comments.Twitter shares info on gov't demands for user data (no surprise)
Posted on 07/04/2012 5:40:41 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter will provide biannual reports about U.S. and foreign government demands for information about its users, just as Google has been doing for the past two years.
The first batch of data posted Monday on Twitter's website shows the online messaging service processed 849 government requests about its users during the first half of this year. Twitter says it gave officials at least part of what they wanted 63 percent of the time.
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This country can defeat anyone dependent on these technologies, but an illiterate Afghan 15 year-old with an AK-47 is still able to defeat us in the field.
Tin-foil types (who are probably right half the time anyway) should simply avoid dependency on or use of these devices that are simply shackles by which they can be controlled.
I use Twitter for news feed from countries that are difficult to acquire information about. Began doing so during the Iran Election phase. Have found it very useful for that.
I do not use Twitter on a cell phone. Don't even like cell phones.
I use some of the technology for my job, so I can keep up with it, but very little for my personal life. It is amazing what some of these things can do, but a little disturbing at the same time.
I’m also disturbed by how many younger people can use these things for socializing while they are semi-literate and almost unemployable.
The value in the technology is the ability to deliver written & video news that the MSM (foreign & domestic) refuses to touch. The video’s are irrefutable evidence.
The down side in social media is mapping your entire family & friends network for the world and for the enemies of freedom.
The technology proved its value to me years ago, when Drudge exposed the stained dress that the media was aware of but wouldn’t report. The story got out, and is now inextricably linked to BJ Clinton FOREVER.
Your right about the social media side; if people are follish enough to share so much about themselves they deserve what they get. People losing jobs (or job offers) because of the content of such things have nobody to blame but themselves. I won’t even answer political polls via phone (and tell them I would never share that info); why would I broadcast it to anyone with a PC?