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Tag: Twitter
  • Smaller, Privacy-Oriented ISP Resists Big Government /Big Data

    Utah Internet Service Provider (ISP) XMission courageously refuses to provide the government with records containing personal information about its users without a warrant. Under Utah law, the office of the attorney general is able to request records via an “administrative subpoena,” which (unlike a warrant) need not be signed by a judge. The founder of …

  • David Cameron Looks to Curb Twitter to Stem off Future Unrest

    It doesn’t take a tech genius to know that sites like Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized the way the world interacts. Information can now spread faster than at any time before it, and large gatherings can spring up out of nowhere within hours of it reaching these widely used sites. Unfortunately, that has become a …

  • US Foreign Policy Summed Up in Two Consecutive Tweets

    The beauty of twitter is that sometimes tweets will show up in your stream in a meaningful way.  This happened to Duncan Black over at Eschaton when he saw two tweets together that basically sum up US Foreign Policy: That’s how it goes for the American Empire: “Do as I say, not as I do.”  …

  • Memorable Tweets from the SOTU

    As we all know, Twitter is some form of meta-communication during moments of significance.  Last night was no different, as Twitter feeds blew up during President Obama’s State of the Union Address.  SOTU tweets are still rolling in, however here are some notable moments from last night’s speech. Vinny Guadagnino – “Jersey Shore – angel” …

  • Twitter Jokes Are “Thought Crime” in the UK

    A British man frustrated with an airport closing vented his frustration by joking about it on Twitter.  Apparently that wasn’t such a great idea given the country’s ridiculous anti-terrorism laws: A week after posting the message on the social networking site, he was arrested under the Terrorism Act and questioned for almost seven hours by …

  • Foundation for Economic Education Twitter Guide

    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is compiling a directory of liberty-minded people and organizations on Twitter.  I’ve already requested additions for myself and YAL.  Check it out here and add yourself!

  • Social Worker Arrested…for Tweeting the G20 protests

    A Social Worker at the G20 protests in Pittsburgh was arrested for using Twitter to communicate public information about police whereabouts and orders to disperse. Madison, his wife and housemates were roused from sleep during the weekend when the Joint Terrorism Task Force swept into their house, handcuffing them for hours, searching the house and …

  • Twitter Twoots on Iran

  • Follow the Fed Copter…

    …you know, the one up there on the top right of YAL’s homepage? You can follow it on Twitter for some good laughs (“Seriously. Seriously. Seriously. Seriously. No, seriously. I’ve got to drop a lot of cash over the capitol next week.”) and semi-regular updates on what Ben and the Fed are up to. The Official …

  • If President Obama “Twittered”