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August 12, 2011

Facebook, Twitter, and RIM mulls UK PM Cameron’s riot block threat

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Social Media LogosIn the midst of the week’s widespread lootingBritish prime minister David Cameron suggested blocking individuals from accessing their social media accounts if they’re found to be openly plotting violent acts.

Twitter, Facebook, and BlackBerry Messenger have been pointed out as playing a role in organizing riots in London, Birmingham, Manchester and other cities in the UK.

Home Secretary Teresa May has summoned the three companies to discuss methods of preventing people from organizing violent mass actions.

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February 21, 2011

Twidroyd And UberTwitter Restored After Various Twitter API Violations

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ubermedia logoUberMedia apps Ubersocial (previously known as UberTwitter) and Twidroyd are back online today after nearly two days of no Twitter access due to various violations.

A Twitter rep told Mashable that the programs were banned from the company’s API for “multiple violations” which included, but were not limited to “a privacy issue with direct messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement and changing the content of users’ tweets to make money.”

After UberMedia fixed issues with their program CEO Bill Gross tweeted:

“Happy to say that UberSocial and Twidroyd are back online.”

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