FBI Request For Twitter Data May Have Overstepped Legal Guidelines

The FBI appeared to go beyond the scope of existing legal guidance in seeking certain kinds of internet records from Twitter as recently as last year, legal experts said, citing two warrantless surveillance orders the social media company published on Friday. Twitter said its disclosures were the first time the company had been allowed to…


What Twitter Needs to Do in 2017

These are undeniably dark days for Twitter, so when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked users for feedback, he got a lot of impassioned responses. Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what’s the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve or create in 2017? #Twitter2017 — jack (@jack) December 29, 2016 One of…


3Novices:Google: Euro 2016, Pokemon and Bowie lead UK search queries

Google reveals that Euro 2016 was its top trending search term in the UK, and Pokemon Go its global equivalent. http://ift.tt/2hMloWM #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe


Google’s Year in Search makes 2016 seem even more heartbreaking

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Edward Snowden asks Twitter CEO to bring us tweet editing

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Twitter fails to deal with far-right abuse, anti-hate crime group tells MPs

Tell MAMA accuses social networking site of ignoring calls to tackle online abuse against Muslims, Jews and LGBT people The founder of a hate-crime monitoring group has told MPs that Twitter is failing to tackle far-right extremists in the wake of Jo Cox’s murder. Fiyaz Mughal, founder of Tell MAMA, which records anti-Muslim abuse, said […]


The Most Popular Tweets of 2016: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Star Wars,’ Hillary Clinton Score Big

Twitter released the top-trending topics and tweets for 2016 (so far), and Hollywood and politics were both prominently in the digital zeitgeist for the social-media’s 300-plus million global user base. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” registered as the top TV show of the year, and #GameofThrones also was one of the top-trending topics overall on Twitter,……


Twitter Doubles Down on the ‘Mute’ Button in Its Fight Against Harassment

Twitter is finally taking some steps that could meaningfully help its users escape from harassment on its service. On Tuesday, the company said it’s rolling out two new features that will give Twitter users more control over abusive content sent to them. One of the new options lets users block out tweets directed at them…


A simple Twitter change has already led to confusion and frustration

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