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This Week's Edition
How to Tweet Like a Cop
Newsweek obtains the NYPD’s Social Media Handbook for Twitter.
Western Intelligence Services Overwhelmed by Jihadist Propaganda
London schoolgirls' flight to Syria shows the failure of anti-piracy-style 'cat and mouse' monitoring of social media.
Website of UAE Newspaper al Ittihad Hacked by Group Claiming ISIS Affiliation
The website was branded with two logos regularly used by the Islamic State, including the Black Standard flag.
Valentine's Day Hashtag Asks Users to Capture Love in Four Words
Twitter users weigh in ahead of Valentine’s Day on Saturday.
Germany Ranks Third Highest For Censorship on Twitter
Only Turkey and Russia rank higher than Germany in the number of demands sent to Twitter for content to be removed.
ISIS ‘Piggyback’ on Manchester United, Comedy Central and Taylor Swift Hashtags
The terrorist group are using popular hashtags to spread their message on Twitter.
Twitter Users Respond to Paris Attack with #JeSuisCharlie Hashtag
The hashtag is trending on Twitter after suspected terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, killing 10 journalists and 2 police officers.
CIA Behind UFO Sightings in 1950s and 1960s
Agency finally takes credit for mysterious flying objects spotted more than half a century ago.
Two Saudi Women Arrested for Defying Driving Ban to Be Sent to Terror Court
Human rights groups called the move unjust and excessive.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Trolls US on Twitter Comparing Ferguson to Gaza
The Twitter account, which is reportedly that of Khamenei,i has been using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter
Video: Stunning Time-Lapses Captured From Space
Footage released Monday gives a window into astronaut Alexander Gerst’s mission to the ISS.
Interview With the Authors of the Fake North Korean Twitter Account That Fooled Newsweek
Newsweek wasn’t the first outlet to be fooled by the Popehat bloggers.
Major ISIS Twitter Propagandist Unmasked As Pizza-Loving Indian Businessman
Analysts say other foreign ISIS accounts have shut down, fearing they could be next
Hashtags and Human Rights: Activism in the Age of Twitter
Social networks offer new campaign tools. But beware slacktivism and clicktivism.
Instagram Has More Users Than Twitter
Facebook Inc's photo-sharing service, Instagram, said it had more than 300 million users, sharing over 70 million photos and videos each day.
The Force Awakens, and With It the Internet
All 88 seconds of the trailer for the new Star Wars movie have been thoroughly analyzed for their cultural, technological and social implications.
Prince Abandons Twitter and Facebook Accounts
The Purple One also deleted all but three videos from his YouTube channel.
In Class Obsessed Britain, 'White Van Man' Tweet Causes MP's Resignation
Shadow minister Emily Thornberry was forced to resign after tweeting a controversial picture
Head of GCHQ Says U.S. Tech Companies Are Shielding Terrorist Activity
Joins FBI directory in demanding greater access to personal data
'Le Tweetclash': Sarkozy and Trierweiler Teens Captivate France With Twitter Spat
The teenage sons of Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande's former companion Valerie Trierweiler have been involved in a four-month long Twitter feud
Twitter Shares Dive On Slide in Engagement Measure
Twitter Inc posted a disappointing 7 percent slide in a closely watched measure of engagement even though its user base grew 23 percent in the third quarter, triggering a more than 9 percent decline in its stock on Monday.
JetBlue Bars Passenger From Flight After Twitter Spat
The airline called the passenger's behavior "unruly," but she says JetBlue's policy is "no mean tweets."
Twitter Sues U.S. Government on Surveillance Disclosure
The social media site wants to be able to disclose more detailed information on government surveillance of its users
MIT Hopes Your Tweets Can Solve Society’s Problems
With a $10 million investment from Twitter, scientists will also study data from Reddit, Wikipedia and other sites to try find solutions to”complex societal problems”
A Congressman is Tweeting the Constitution. All of it.
It's National Constitution Day, so why not?
Peter Thiel Accuses Twitter Management of 'Pot-Smoking'
The venture capitalist also has strong feelings about Apple, Uber, and Google in a CNBC interview.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 9/11 Brand Tweets
#Brands went buck-wild on Twitter today!
Twitter Is Rolling Out an In-App 'Purchase' Button
Twitter and the music industry: they’re both struggling to figure out how to make (or maintain) a steady profit, but now they’re teaming up in the process.
Egyptian Islamic Authority Issues Fatwas Against Selfies and Chatting Online
The fatwa from Dar al-Ifta, condemned online contact between men and women, saying chatrooms are "frivolous, evil and open the door for the devil"
NATO Fires Up a Twitter War Over Ukraine’s Borders
Americans, Canadians, Ukrainians and Russians let loose a Twitter barrage over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine