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Texas Rangers investigating parody tweets about city council members

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org

Members of the state’s 150-man elite police force have been trying to get to the bottom of who’s behind parody Twitter accounts lampooning city council members. The mock tweeters include one councilman’s moustache. Another from the handle Laughable Loll cracked, “I shined my head extra special for tonight so the camera would reflect off of it.” Not laughing is the local prosecutor. He says the tweets may run afoul of harassment laws and asked the Rangers to investigate.

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Twitter says government requests keep rising

http://www.aljazeera.com

Twitter said in its first transparency report that the number of government requests for user information or to block content is rising in 2012. "We've received more government requests in the first half of 2012, as outlined in this initial dataset, than in the entirety of 2011," Twitter's legal policy manager Jeremy Kessel said in a blog post on Monday. The overwhelming number of requests came from the United States, accounting for 679 of the 849 requests for user information. In 75 per cent of the US cases, Twitter gave some or all information.

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British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges over Twitter jokes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'.

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Get paid worldwide using #bitcoin and your Twitter account!

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Get paid anywhere in the world using #bitcoin and your Twitter account!
Just retweet to your existing followers and get paid!
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The Federal Reserve plan to monitor conversations on Facebook, Twitter

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com

he Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify "key bloggers" and to monitor "billions of conversations" about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs.

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French ban words 'Twitter' & 'Facebook' from being used on TV & radio

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

In a controversial move the French government has said that it will enforce a law so that the words 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' will not be allowed to be spoken on the television or on the radio.

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San Francisco Doing Everything It Can To Drive Zynga And Twitter Away

http://techcrunch.com

San Francisco, unlike most other cities in Silicon Valley, has a 1.5% payroll tax. And even more stunning is that they consider gains on stock options part of payroll, meaning that any San Francisco based company going public or being acquired could get hit with a massive tax bill in the tens of millions of dollars.

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Man Who Joked About Bombing Airport via Twitter Convicted

http://mashable.com

Back in January, a man from South Yorkshire was arrested after jokingly tweeting a threat to blow up an airport. This summer, the man was convicted of “menace” for his tweet and fined £1,000. The court dismissed his appeal on every count.

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Attorney General Corbett Subpoenas Twitter to Name Bloggers

http://www.whtm.com

So, Pennsylvania's AG Tom Corbett, who just won the Republican primary nomination for Governor on Tuesday, is pressuring Twitter to reveal the names and contact info of two Twitter users who have been critical of him. Will the fascism never end? Oopps.... better watch what I say online, since I live in PA. Obersturmbannführer Corbett might target me next....

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Library of Congress: We're archiving every tweet ever made

http://arstechnica.com

Library of Congress is archiving for posterity every public tweet made since the service went live back in 2006. Every. Single. Tweet.

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