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Twitter And Linux: The Open Source Marriage Made In Heaven

Christopher Smith | Technorati | September 1, 2012

Twitter has transformed how people around the world communicate, from the mass political uprisings of 2011’s Arab Spring to how we anoint celebrities and cultural decision makers. It does this partly because it is ubiquitous and fast. But how does it manage to send out over 400 million tweets a day? Not surprisingly, the service is powered [by] ... Linux. Read More »

Twitter Breaks Rank, Threatens To Fight NSA Gag Orders

Brendan Sasso | Nextgov | February 6, 2014

Twitter threatened to launch a legal battle with the Obama administration on Thursday over gag orders that prevent it from disclosing information about surveillance of its users. Read More »

Twitter Commits Social Suicide

Mark Gibbs | Forbes | January 26, 2012

Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why. Read More »

Twitter Did A Reddit AMA About Open Source. Here Are Some Highlights

Derrick Harris | GIGAOM | April 24, 2014

Here are some highlights from a Reddit Ask Me Anything featuring members of Twitter’s open source engineering team. It’s a pretty informative look at Twitter’s open source culture, the statuses of its various projects and its high hiring standards.

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Twitter formally files for IPO - seeks $1 billion

Zack Whittaker | ZD Net | October 3, 2013

The San Francisco-based social network Twitter formally filed paperwork today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering of its shares totaling $1 billion. Read More »

Twitter Helps Feds With Transparency

Aliya Sternstein | NextGov | July 3, 2012

With a wink and a nod to the Independence Day holiday, Twitter started posting the number of requests for user information from the U.S. government and other nations. America ranks No. 1, demanding access to 948 user accounts -- a point not lost on the Twitterverse, which decried a Monday court win by government prosecutors in a case over retrieving certain Occupy Wall Street tweets. Read More »

Twitter Puts Some Money Behind Linux, Boosting Its Developer Street Cred

Julie Bort | Business Insider | August 27, 2014

The Linux Foundation today announced that it has a new big-name member: Twitter. So the real-time information network has stepped up to become an official, paying sponsor of the organization that oversees Linux...

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Twitter turns to 'open source' to prevent service disruptions

Loek Essers | InfoWorld | October 21, 2013

To prevent disruptions and scale up its service while keeping costs down, Twitter has had to drastically change its core infrastructure, taking up open source tools while doing so. Read More »

Twitter's New Censorship Plan Rouses Global Furor

David Crary | Associated Press | January 27, 2012

Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws. Read More »

Up Close And Personal With Twitter's Open Source Manager Chris Aniszczyk

Weston Davis | opensource.com | October 21, 2013

It's official: Twitter is a global phenomenon, and it's hard to argue against the numbers supporting that statement. What started as a small, quasi-micro-blogging company in 2006, gained steam in 2007 with the service generating around 500,000 tweets per quarter, or roughly 1100 tweets per day, and exploded to worldwide service with a staggering 500 million tweets per day by 2013. Read More »

UPDATE 1-Apple, Google, Dozens Of Others Urge U.S. Surveillance Disclosures

Staff Writer | Reuters | July 19, 2013

Dozens of companies, non-profits and trade organizations including Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc sent a letter on Thursday pushing the Obama administration and Congress for more disclosures on the government's national security-related requests for user data. Read More »

Ushahidi Being Used To Assist Kenya Carpools

Staff Writer | HumanIPO | December 3, 2012

Ushahidi, a Kenyan non-profit organisation specialising in free and open source software, has aided the Kenyan carpool Twitter surge by creating a crowdmap to capture, categorise, geo locate and visualise as many tweets as possible. Read More »

VanRoekel Will Stay On At The White House

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | November 9, 2012

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel confirmed via Twitter Friday that he plans to stay in the White House during President Obama’s second term. Read More »

Washington Debrief: Is Meaningful Use In Danger?

Jeff Smith | Healthcare Informatics | September 8, 2014

...More groups weighed-in on the new meaningful use (MU) rule, allowing providers to meet MU through alternative pathways in 2014. Concerns mount over full-year EHR reporting period coming Oct. 1, 2014...

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What open source means for the Average Joe or Jodi

Marc Mcilhone | African Brains | August 27, 2013

Ask just about any person you meet whether they are using open source software (OSS) and the chances are good you will be met by a blank stare. Read More »