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Twitter releases first transparency report; announces Herdict partnership

Twitter, which has been strongly committed to “keeping the Tweets flowing,” today unveiled its first Twitter Transparency Report.  This report documents the requests the microblogging service receives from governments and copyright holders requesting Twitter to take down content or divulge user information. Taking a cue from Google, which publishes a similar report, the report’s primary […]

Herdict Attends First EU Hackathon in Brussels

Herdict Technical Director Mike King and I attended the first (annual?) EU Hackathon held last week in Brussels, Belgium.  This event, sponsored by Google and Skype, was an opportunity to educate members of European Parliament about Internet censorship, filtering, and the need for transparency.  It was also an opportunity for 54 programmers to demonstrate the […]

Twitter Inaccessible in Egypt Amid Ongoing Protests

Reports coming out of Egypt today indicate that Twitter has become inaccessible in the country amid civil unrest in the country. TechCruch cited Herdict reports today as they continue covering the protests in real time. Fourteen inaccessibility reports for Twitter in Egypt were filed on Herdict just today, with 16 total coming from the country […]

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