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India Threatens Action Against Twitter

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian government is threatening to take action against Twitter, if the social media website fails to remove material officials fear could further inflame ethnic tensions. The directive comes after rumors spread over the Internet that Muslims would carry out attacks to avenge ethnic clashes in the northeastern state of Assam, where 80 people have […]

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China’s Sina Weibo Unveils New Censorship System

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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China’s largest microblogging service has introduced new rules aimed at preventing the spread of online rumors and other content deemed inappropriate by Internet censors. Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service with 300 million users, has been under increasing government pressure in recent months to more aggressively censor its content. It has rolled out a new set […]

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China Internet Crackdown Continues with New Sina Weibo Guidelines

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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China’s largest microblogging service is unveiling a controversial new set of guidelines that aims to officially restrict what its users can post online. Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service with 300 million users, has been under increasing government pressure in recent months to more aggressively censor its content. Earlier this week, it unveiled a wide-ranging user […]

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Troubles for US Pension System Worsen

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials supervising U.S. government systems that provide pensions and medical care to the elderly say the programs are in financial trouble, and the situation has become worse over the past year. Tens of millions of elderly or disabled Americans rely on the pension program, called Social Security. Millions also count on the health insurance program […]

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Troubles for US Pension System

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. government programs that provide pensions and medical care to the elderly face a deficit, and might have to eventually reduce benefits unless Congress makes some changes. The programs cover tens of millions of Americans. Later Monday, government experts will publish a report on the financial status of the pension program, called Social Security, and […]

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British Police, Government, Social Networks Discuss Crime Prevention

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British government officials and police have met with social media executives to discuss how social networking services can contribute to crime prevention. The meeting Thursday follows riots in London earlier this month and a suggestion by Prime Minister David Cameron that social networks might be shut down during times of civil strife, in order to […]

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