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French consumer rights watchdog sues Google, Facebook, Twitter for privacy violations

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France’s top consumer rights group has filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against Google+, Facebook and Twitter, accusing the social networks of violating the country’s privacy laws.

UFC-Que Choisir – a group which advises consumers on products, services and their rights – said it was filing a suit in the High Court over “abusive” and “illegal” practices in the conditions of use on the three social networks, AFP reported Tuesday.

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Alabama Truth Radio News Live October 8th, 2013

Tonight on ATR News Live: Michael Snyder has compiled a very shocking list of stats about Americans under 30 that will leave you stunned, plus a study finds online piracy doesn’t affect Big Entertainment’s bottom line and MORE!

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Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

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A teenager who claimed “sarcasm” after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a “terroristic threat.” Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom’s Facebook photo of her baby with a bong led to her 2010 arrest. 

While criminals — or those guilty of ill-placed sarcasm — aren’t wising up about social media oversharing, tools for monitoring Americans online are increasingly accessible and affordable to authorities, no NSA-level clearance required. Those in charge are monitoring more and more and social networks are happy to comply, especially where extra revenue is involved.

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Live September 3th, 2013

Tonight on ATR News Live:Facebook is set to start using biometric facial recognition on ALL photos under auto-tag guise, Masonic orgy busted by police, the DEA’s phone database eclipses NSA’s database, and MORE!

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Tonight’s Headlines

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Test ‘reveals Facebook, Twitter and Google snoop on emails’: Study of net giants spurs new privacy concerns

Martin Delgado
dailymail.co.uk

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been caught snooping on messages sent across their networks, new research claims, prompting campaigners to express concerns over privacy.

The findings emerged from  an experiment conducted following revelations by US security contractor Edward Snowden about government snooping on internet accounts.

Cyber-security company High-Tech Bridge set out to test the confidentiality of 50 of the biggest internet companies by using their systems to send a unique web address in private messages.

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Broadcast July 17th, 2013

Join us on ATR News, tonight a wide range of topics from technology and health news, to privacy and trade. Tune in right now!

 

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Twitter agrees to hand over details of people who post racist or anti-Semitic comments

Peter Allen
dailymail.co.uk

Twitter has agreed to hand over the details of people who post racist and anti-Semitic abuse anonymously on the micro-blogging site, it emerged today.

Following a long legal battle, the US-based company said it would cooperate with authorities in France who want to bring alleged criminals to justice.

The breakthrough is a significant test case for the millions who use social media to express hatred and anger without revealing their identities.

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Tech expert urges Americans to ‘quit Google, Facebook’ over NSA surveillance revelations

J. D. Heyes
Natural News

(NaturalNews) In light of revelations that the federal government’s massive spy apparatus has been unleashed on its own citizens, some tech experts are now advising users of social media and other Internet-based sites that have helped Uncle Sam pry into your life to stop using them altogether.

While I do utilize +Google (+J.D. Heyes) to share my views and help market NaturalNews (we are a web-based publication, after all), I quit using sites like MySpace (remember that one?) and Facebook years ago when I became convinced they were gathering my personal data for later use against me. Turns out that my suspicions weren’t so kooky and conspiratorial after all.

Best-selling author and tech expert Prof. Tim Wu of Columbia Law School says Americans should boycott Google and Facebook when it is confirmed that they were secretly collaborating with U.S. intel services like NSA and others using the PRISM surveillance program.

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Live May 29th, 2013

Join us tonight back LIVE here on alabamatruth.com for ATR News! Tonight we catch up on local, national, and world news. PLUS: a shocking new testimony from an abortion doctor who performed over 1000 abortions… and now wants them banned. All that and more at 10pm!

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Mr.Checkpoint: A new Public Service- Tweeter reveals DUI checkpoint locations

Richard Allyn
CBS8

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – As Memorial Day weekend gets underway, law enforcement is out in full force to crack down on drunk driving.

But SDSU grad Sennett Devermont, better known as “MrCheckpoint,” is also working overtime, publicizing through social media the locations and times of DUI checkpoints throughout San Diego and the rest of Southern California, including Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.

Devermont uses Twitter, Facebook, his own website and text messages to get the word out to his tens of thousands of followers.

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BREAKING NEWS: Peace between Liberty Giants Reached!

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In a wonderful turn of events, peace has been reached in the long standing aggression between liberty giants Alex Jones and Mark Dice.

Jones, on his daily radio show, played a clip from one of Dice’s man-on-the-street YouTube videos. Praise for Dice’s piece was given throughout the segment and ended with Jones going to break saying: “Good job Mark.”

Dice was reached via twitter for a comment:

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For independent media and the Liberty movement, this is a win-win.

Live Broadcast 2/9/12 ATR News!

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Live Broadcast February 9th, 2012

On tonight’s broadcast JB talks about Mythbusters being banned from covering RFID chips, 26 things you’re saying by not supporting Ron Paul, Gov Bentley’s bad budget plan, EWTN sues the federal government, open forum on HB56 at UAB, the gulf of America, DHS launching domestic drones, and the results of a freedom of info act against DHS!

Stories in tonight’s show:

Mythbusters Banned From Discussing RFID By Visa And Mastercard

26 Things Non-Paul Voters Are Basically Saying

Alabama governor’s budget plan pleases neither lawmakers nor commenters

EWTN Catholic Network sues federal government over contraception mandate

Alabama immigration forum kicks off at UAB with differing views

‘Gulf of America?’ Mississippi lawmaker wants Gulf of Mexico renamed

DHS To Launch Insurgent-Tracking Drones Inside America

Group Forces Congressional Hearing On Big Sis’ Twitter, Drudge Spying

Group Forces Congressional Hearing On Big Sis’ Twitter, Drudge Spying

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
February 9, 2012


A privacy advocacy group has swayed Congress to hold a hearing next week into the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of monitoring social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as media reports and organizations, including The Drudge Report.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently obtained close to 300 pages of documents, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, detailing the federal agency’s “intelligence gathering” practices on the web.

Among the documents were guidelines from DHS instructing outside contractors to monitor the web for media reports and comments that “reflect adversely” on the agency or the federal government.

As Reuters reported last month, in early 2010 contractors were asked to spend 24 hours monitoring news media coverage on popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks, as well as news sites including the Huffington Post and The Drudge Report.

The contractors were required to provide the DHS with feedback on any potential “threats and hazards”, as well as “any media reports that reflect adversely on the U.S. Government and the Department of Homeland Security (D.H.S.) ability to prevent, protect and respond, to recovery efforts or activities related to any crisis or events which impact National Planning Scenarios.”

The documents also state that the program should highlight “both positive and negative reports on FEMA, C.I.A., C.B.P., ICE, etc., as well as organizations outside of D.H.S.”

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ATR News Live Broadcast Friday’s Week Wrap-Up!

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Live Broadcast January 27th, 2012

Tonight JB wraps up the week with the global warming hoax, a boycott of twitter, medical marijuana, and the horrifying fact that the military is now practicing over downtown LA.

Stories in tonight’s show:

‘No Need to Panic About Global Warming’
Twitter faces censorship backlash
Comprehensive list of Newt Gingrich positions

Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal use in Alabama? Our commenters say yes.
Military exercise for urban warfare, over my office Downtown L.A… 1/25/2012

Twitter: Killing Free Speech, 160 characters at a time… (Multi-Story Post)

Twitter faces censorship backlash

Users of the social network have shared their views on news that Twitter has implemented a system to withhold tweets on a country-by-country basis.

Many tweeters have accused the service of censorship and, under the hashtags #twittercensorship and #twitterblackout, are planning to protest by not tweeting on 28 January in a stand against what they see as a threat to freedom of expression and information. Others question the extent to which this system will be used and if this move by Twitter will result in a shift away from the network

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Twitter faces censorship backlash

Users of social network critical of new system that can censor tweets on a country-by-country basis

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    A portion of the Twitter blogpost in which the company announced it has refined its technology so it can censor messages on a country-by-country basis. Photograph: AP

    The social network Twitter is facing a storm of criticism from users, after revealing that it has implemented a system that would let it withhold particular tweets from specific countries.

    The company has insisted that it will not use the gagging system in a blanket fashion, but would apply it on a case-by-case basis, as already happens when governments or organisations complain about individual tweets.

    The new system, which can filter tweets on a country-by-country basis and has already been incorporated into the site’s output, will not change Twitter’s approach to freedom of expression, sources there indicated.

    In theory it could have been used last year in the UK to block tweets exposing details hidden by superinjunctions about celebrities, or in 2010 when Trafigura used a superinjunction to block the Guardian and BBC from revealing details about a report on activities in Africa.

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Tweets still must flow

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

One year ago, we posted “The Tweets Must Flow,” in which we said,

“The open exchange of information can have a positive global impact … almost every country in the world agrees that freedom of expression is a human right. Many countries also agree that freedom of expression carries with it responsibilities and has limits.”

As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some differ so much from our ideas that we will not be able to exist there. Others are similar but, for historical or cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content.

Until now, the only way we could take account of those countries’ limits was to remove content globally. Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.

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