Tag: Twitter

US spent $630,000 to ‘buy’ Facebook fans

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013   |   Agence France Presse he US State Department has embraced the wide outreach made possible through social media, but requires guidelines Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/File The US State Department was Wednesday under fire for spending $630,000 over two years to win millions of “likes” on […]

BPA linked to a common birth defect in boys

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society SAN FRANCISCO– A new study links fetal exposure to a common chemical pollutant, bisphenol A (BPA), to defects of a testicular hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles. The results, which were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th […]

Obama: NSA secret data gathering ‘transparent’

By KIMBERLY DOZIER / AP Intelligence Writer / June 17, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent — even though they are authorized in secret. ‘‘It is transparent,’’ Obama told PBS’s Charlie Rose […]

Tiananmen Square online searches censored by Chinese authorities

Banned search terms include ‘today’, ‘tomorrow’ and date references in attempt to quell protest Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 4 June 2013 08.55 EDT Twitter image mocking Chinese censorship of Tiananmen Square, adapted from AP’s 1989 photograph (the search term ‘Big Yellow Duck’ is banned). Photograph: Twitter/weibo.com/weibolg […]

Top 1% Control 39% of World’s Wealth

Published: Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET By: Robert Frank | CNBC Reporter & Editor The Rich Get Richer Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:52 PM ET The top 1 percent now controls 36 percent of the world’s wealth, according to the Boston Consulting Group. CNBC’s Robert […]

Top Democratic spokesman causes Twitter explosion with complaint about news organizations boycotting ‘off the record’ briefing with US attorney general

‘Some in the media refuse to meet with’ Eric  Holder, wrote top DNC flack Brad Woodhouse. ‘Kind of forfeits your right [to]  gripe.’ The DO staff ‘can just find how [reporters]  feel via subpoenaed email and phone records,’ snarked one Buzzfeed  journalist ‘Jesus, Brad,’ came a reply from […]

Saudi religious police boss condemns Twitter users

  The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter, which is rising in popularity among Saudis. Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – “has lost this world and his afterlife”. Twitter was the […]

Children with milk allergy may be ‘allergic to school’ : Chalk dust can contain milk protein

Contact: Christine Westendorf ChristineWestendorf@acaai.org 847-427-1200 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Chalk dust can contain milk protein, triggering respiratory symptoms ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. (May 2, 2013) – Many of today’s school teachers opt for dustless chalk to keep hands and classrooms clean. But according to a study […]

Switzerland shuts doors to EU immigrants

  Friday, 26 April 2013 The anti-immigration class across Europe has found many new adherents as of late, especially in the most economically devastated countries, like Greece and Italy. But now these Europeans might themselves become the unwelcome migrants, at least in Switzerland. As I happened to be […]

America archives its billions of tweets

AFP Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 WASHINGTON – The Library of Congress, repository of the world’s largest collection of books, has set for itself the enormous task of archiving something less weighty and far more ephemeral – Americans’ billions of tweets. The venerable US institution is assembling all of […]

Report: Russia Sends Landing Ships to Syria

<!—-> Dec. 30, 2012 – 11:39AM By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MOSCOW— A Russian warship carrying a unit of marines has left its Black Sea port for Syria amid preparations for a possible evacuation of nationals living and working in the strife-torn country, news reports said Dec. 30. The Novocherkassk […]

Twitter suspends Anonymous account

Dec 19, 2012 21:10 Moscow Time © Collage “The Voice of Russia” YourAnonNews, a Twitter account used by members of Anonymous to relay messages pertinent to the hacktivist movement, has been suspended. Twitter users aligned with Anonymous and other online collectives announced the suspension just shy of 12 […]

FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny: Agent in question sent shirtless photos to Ms. Kelley well before the email investigation began

U.S. NEWS Updated November 12, 2012, 10:24 p.m. ET By DEVLIN BARRETT, EVAN PEREZ and SIOBHAN GORMAN WASHINGTON—A federal agent who launched the investigation that ultimately led to the resignation of Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus was barred from taking part in the case over the summer […]