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Turkey Briefly Blocks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Over Photos Of Slain Prosecutor – 7 April 2015

RT logoTurkey blocked access to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook over the publication of photos of a prosecutor taken hostage and killed by militants in Istanbul last week. The websites went back online shortly after complying with the demands of authorities.

Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said a prosecutor sought the ban on social media on Monday after the photos’ release.

“This has to do with the publishing of the prosecutor’s picture. What happened in the aftermath (of the prosecutor’s killing) is as grim as the incident itself,” he said, Reuters reports.

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French Minister Urges Facebook, Twitter, Google To Cooperate Directly, Promptly – 21 February 2015

RT logoThe French interior minister said that at a special meeting in the US he asked Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to help French officials facilitate investigations and to react immediately to terrorist propaganda.

“We emphasized that when an investigation is underway, we don’t want to go through the usual government to government channels, which can take so long,” French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said after a meeting with representatives from the US tech giants, AP reported on Saturday.

He visited San Francisco and Silicon Valley on Friday, and invited the leaders of the tech companies to come to Paris in April in order to boost further collaboration.

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FBI Wants Backdoord In Facebook, Twitter, Skype & Instant Messaging – 28 October 2012

CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those back doors mandatory. The FBI have drafted a proposed law which would extend the abilities of the 1994 CALEA act which established their ability to tap phones across the USA. This law would work with communications companies across the states to establish a threshold for number of users which, once met, would require said communications company to activate surveillance-friendly functions on their network for use by the FBI. Continue reading

Meghan Keneally – Court Orders Twitter To Hand Over An Occupy Wall Street Protester’s Messages – 4 July 2012

(picture courtesy of Twitter : Challenging the law: Malcolm Harris is charged with disorderly conduct as he was one of 700 people who reportedly stormed the Brooklyn Bridge in October) Continue reading

Prison Planet Live – Media Spins Wild Conspiracy Theories To Sell NATO Attack On Syria – 10 May 2012

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Alana Horowitz – Rupert Murdoch Attacks Google, Obama In Pro-SOPA Twitter Rant – 16 January 2012

Rupert Murdoch

The Huffington Post    First Posted: 1/15/12 02:45 PM ET Updated: 1/15/12 04:01 PM ET

Rupert Murdoch sounded off on Saturday about the White House’s rejection of SOPA and PIPA, the controversial anti-piracy bills currently being debated in Congress.

“So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” he wrote on Twitter. ”Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying.”

Murdoch has lobbied aggressively for the bills, which many critics call web censorship. On Saturday, the White House announced that it would not support the legislation.

Supporters of the legislation–including Murdoch’s News Corp, which owns 20th Century Fox films and various successful TV shows–argue that the bills would help protect copyright.

Google is one of the most vocal opponents of SOPA and PIPA. Co-founder Sergey Brin has saidthat the bills “give the U.S. government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial).”

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