Tweet Tracker Spurns US Intelligence Agencies


Twitter reportedly has blocked U.S. intelligence agencies from accessing information from Dataminr, a firm that tracks tweets in real time to provide actionable information for financial, media, security and other types of institutional clients. The block suggests Twitter is unwilling to cooperate with government agencies on intelligence gathering. Twitter owns a 5 percent stake in Dataminr, and the companies jointly developed the machine learning engines that Dataminr uses to analyze hundreds of millions of tweets.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83475.html?rss=1

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Judge orders WhatsApp blocked throughout Brazil for 2 days

WhatsApp is blocked throughout Brazil following a judicial order requiring cell phone operators in the country to disable the messaging app for 48 hours.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/17/judge-orders-whatsapp-blocked-throughout-brazil-for-2-days.html

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Mozilla Firefox kills Flash by default, security chief calls for Adobe to issue an end-of-life date

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Mozilla has blocked Firefox from running Flash by default on the latest versions of its browser and is calling on Adobe to dump the product altogether. Is this finally the end of the performance-sucking plugin?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/209888-mozilla-firefox-kills-flash-by-default-security-chief-calls-for-adobe-to-issue-an-end-of-life-date

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This is why we need Internet regulation: Comcast blocks HBO Go app from working on PS4

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HBO Go is now available for the PS4, but not if you’re a Comcast subscriber. Both the PS3 and PS4 are currently blocked from using HBO’s streaming service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/200479-this-is-why-we-need-internet-regulation-comcast-blocks-hbo-go-app-from-working-on-ps4

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Apple blocks older Flash plug-in versions in Safari due to vulnerability

Apple late Thursday issued a security message saying it has blocked old versions of Adobe’s Flash Player plug-in for Safari, citing a recent flaw that could potentially allow hackers to harvest browser data like cookies.



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Google reportedly banned in China ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

China has reportedly blocked all Google services days before the 25th anniversary of the military clampdown on the student protest centered around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/02/google-reportedly-banned-in-china-ahead-tiananmen-square-anniversary/

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