Gotta love that Social Media! (I don’t.)

Twitter censorship sign

More vindication for my crankiness regarding the shifting privacy and security policies of Google, facebook et alia. From USA Today:

Twitter’s new censorship plan rouses global furor

NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws.

It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself in promoting unfettered expression, 140 characters at a time. Twitter insisted its commitment to free speech remains firm, and sought to explain the nuances of its policy, while critics – in a barrage of tweets – proposed a Twitter boycott and demanded that the censorship initiative be scrapped.

In related news, “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is creating a spy system that will allow it to monitor social media websites, including Facebook and Twitter.”

I told you so.


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