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Japan Mistakenly Tweets North Korean Missile Attack

OFFICIALS in the Japanese city of Yokohama were left red-faced today after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter.

The city, south of Tokyo, prematurely fired its tweet, announcing “North Korea has launched a missile” with blank spaces to indicate the exact time.

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DHS Scanning Social Media for Bio-Terrorism

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The US department of Homeland Security has commissioned a one-year contract to investigate the efficacy of using social networks to identify instances of bioterrorism, pandemics and other health and security risks.

It is paying Accenture Federal Services $3 million (£1.8 million) to scan the networks’ for key words in real time

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Twitter Gives In to Foreign Censorship Requests

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.

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It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself

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Pennsylvania Residents Monitored by DHS

Emails recently released from a Right-To-Know request show that the Pennsylvania Department of Homeland Security monitored the twitter activity of law-abiding citizens.

The emails, obtained by the website PARevolution.com, show that a private firm used twitter to collect intelligence on anti-war protests as a part of their contract with the department.

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