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

rt.com 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… Continue Reading

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

NBC News 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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

Twitter faces censorship backlash guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 January 2012 11.24 EST 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… Continue Reading