Everyone's on Twitter But You: the Monday Round-Up
Twitter keeps cropping up in the news we're following this week, but not just as an extended birthday celebration. Check out the stories we're reading:
- Twitter erupts with traffic during Mali’s coup d’etat this week.
- A Chinese telecommunications company sells Iran a surveillance system to spy on Iranian citizens.
- Chinese cybercriminals target Tibetan activists with Mac malware and Twitter spambots.
- Can Twitter be used effectively in a presidential campaign? Or has Twitter become the new lawn sign?
- Pakistan is no longer planning on launching a national Internet filtering system, which would expand its current blacklist of “blasphemous” websites.
- Zeynep Tufekci explores the "We Love You Iranians" campaign on Facebook.
- Mexico has been called a dangerous country in the world for journalists by many organizations, but a new law could change that: the government has passed a new constitutional law to protect professional and citizen journalists.
- Attevo offers some useful security tips for your mobile phone, while MobileActive's SaferMobile project has created a risk assessment guide for mobile phones.
- SMEX releases a new Arabic-language guide for creating impactful Facebook pages for civil society organizations.
- Guy Black of the Albany Advisory Board considers the role of social media during the Arab Spring - was it the cause or simply part of the process? The BBC produces a new documentary film on the topic, calling it “The Electronic Spring.”
- Facebook, Google, and seven other companies stand trial in India for failing to censor content created by their users.
- French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for criminal penalties for citizens who visit websites that advocate for terror or hate after an extremist kills seven people.
- Could a Twitter hashtag send you to prison in Kuwait?
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