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A Thursday blog post from the social media company’s global legal policy chief, Jeremy Kessel, states that privacy and transparency with Twitter customers is eroded by restrictions put on how much information they can disclose on government requests for information. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Tweaks Website to Attract New Users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

04/09/2014

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Social Media Helped in Probe of Md. Rabies Death

Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ.

04/08/2014

File photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Leahy: White House Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Program Was ‘Dumb, Dumb, Dumb’

The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

04/04/2014

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Whispers, Secrets and Lies? Anonymity Apps Rise

At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

03/24/2014

American filmmaker Oliver Stone took to social media to tout the “popularity” of Russian President Vladimir Putin while criticizing both former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush for the ongoing unrest in Ukraine. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

Stone: Putin ‘Popularity Soars,’ Both Bush Presidencies Failed Ukraine

American filmmaker Oliver Stone took to social media to tout the “popularity” of Russian President Vladimir Putin while criticizing both former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush for the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.

03/19/2014

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates their win over the Washington Redskins in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

DeAngelo Hall, Richard Sherman Measure Their Credentials on Twitter

Redskins corner DeAngelo Hall and Super Bowl-winning internet troll Richard Sherman exchanged Twitter haymakers Thursday night.

03/13/2014

Toronto mayor Rob Ford tweeted that everyone should set their clocks backward, not forward. (Getty Images)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Gets Daylight Saving Time Wrong

Ford mistakenly tweeted that people should set their clocks an hour back instead of forward.

03/09/2014

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Report: TSA Official at Phoenix Airport Rejects DC License Because It’s ‘Not a State’

A man’s tweet about his girlfriend’s D.C. license being rejected by a TSA official at a Phoenix airport because D.C. is “not a state” went viral this week.

02/27/2014

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How to Get a Twitter Shoutout from RGIII on His 24th Birthday

Robert Griffin III turns 24 today, and is celebrating by Retweeting “Happy Birthday” shoutouts. Here’s your best way to get RT’d.

02/12/2014

Irina Rodnina, right, and Vladislav Tretyak approach the the Olympic cauldron as they prepare to light it during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, 2014. (credit: Matt Slocum - Pool/Getty Images)

Russian Who Lit Olympic Cauldron Tweeted Racist Picture Of Obamas Last Year

A three-time gold medalist who lit the Sochi Olympic cauldron Friday tweeted a racist picture last year of the Obamas.

02/07/2014

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