Twitter has argued that it doesn’t own a user’s tweets, but at the same time the company wants to control what users do with their content so that it can monetize the network. There’s an inherent conflict there that is becoming increasingly difficult for Twitter to avoid.
Twitter is fighting a major privacy case that will help determine who has rights in social media. Unfortunately, the case is before a judge who has been disciplined for misusing Facebook. His track record suggests that he is the very last person who should be deciding these issues.
Attempts by various levels of government both in the U.S. and around the world to track dissidents through social networks has put pressure on companies like Twitter to comply with these court orders — but Twitter seems determined to uphold its users rights whenever possible.
In a candid ruling, a New York judge said a protester can’t stop prosecutors from searching his Twitter account because he doesn’t own the tweets in the first place.
Dozens of floats, all made entirely from flowers and other organic materials, marching bands, cheerleaders and… Occupy protesters? This year’s Tournament of the Roses parade promises to be a little different. But no worries: Both the parade and the surrounding protests will be streamed online.
The YouTube videos of a police officer using pepper spray on peaceful UC Davis protesters have gone around the world. The incident was captured by dozens of cameras, as the Occupy protests have become the birth place of a new citizen video journalism.
Connected, currently in limited theatrical release, is about the evolution of human communication and how it has changed our lives for better or worse. It is also about Shlain coping with her father’s brain cancer. It is about a lot of things.
Occupy Wall Street has grown from a hash tag to a movement with protests in dozens of cities in the U.S. and beyond. Want to keep track of what’s ging on in New York’s financial district? The check out this list of live streams.