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China tightens controls on Internet messaging apps

China is banning users of Internet messaging services from posting political reports without permission, and demanding they promise to "uphold the socialist system", state media said Thursday.

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

(AP)—Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day—to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

Twitter-owned Vine said Thursday it was adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Turkish attempt to ban Twitter appears to backfire (Update 5)

Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations ...

Chinese messaging service shuts politics accounts

A popular Chinese instant messaging service has removed at least 40 accounts with content about political, economic and legal issues in a possible sign communist authorities are tightening control over discussion of sensitive ...

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