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Facebook to roll out 'I'm a voter' feature worldwide

When Americans voted to renew President Barack Obama's lease on the White House in November 2012, more than 9 million citizens took to Facebook to click the "I'm a Voter" button, showing their online friends that they had cast a ballot.

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Twitter takes aim at 'retail politics' in Latin America

After seeing explosive growth across Latin America, Twitter Inc is now tapping into the region's other big passion besides soccer — politics.

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White House wades cautiously into effort to protect online privacy

The White House will lay out ideas this week for protecting US consumers' privacy in an era in which the ubiquitous use of computers and mobile phones provides a constant data feed on individuals.

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Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters — even before a crime has been committed.

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Turkey says Twitter agrees to close some accounts, no tax deal yet

Twitter will close some accounts in Turkey but will not for now set up an office there as the government wants, a senior Turkish official said late on Monday after talks over a dispute which saw the government ban the site for two weeks.

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Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings

Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a "dirty campaign" to topple him.

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EU reform to scrap mobile roaming fees

The European Parliament on Thursday endorsed a sweeping package of EU telecommunications reforms, including a much-awaited measure to end roaming charges for cross-border mobile phone use.

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Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling

Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said.

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Turkey urged to lift Twitter ban after court ruling

The US State Department called on Ankara to quickly lift a ban on Twitter after Turkey's top court ruled blocking access to the social-media website violated freedom of expression and individual rights.

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Twitter ban raises specter of broader social media clampdown

Turkey's abrupt ban on Twitter Inc stirred concerns on Friday that the country may pull the plug on other social media and Internet services as it grapples with internal turmoil.