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Turkish women defy deputy PM with laughter

Twitter in Turkey broke into a collective grin on Wednesday as hundreds of women posted pictures of themselves laughing. They weren't just happy. They were smiling in defiance of the deputy prime minister, Bülent Arinç, who in a speech to mark Eid al-Fitr on Monday said women should not laugh in public. "Chastity is so important. It's not just a word, it's an ornament [for women]," Arinç told a crowd celebrating the end of Ramadan in the city of Bursa in...

World Cup final breaks Facebook, Twitter records

World Cup final breaks Facebook, Twitter records

Germany’s World Cup final victory over Argentina smashed global records on Twitter, and has become the biggest sporting event in Facebook’s history, reports The Guardian. Twitter said that Germany’s 1-0 victory peaked at 618,725 tweets a minute, easily breaking the previous record of 580,166 set during the team’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil in the...

Press fearful after Thai coup

Press fearful after Thai coup

The day after the military takeover in Thailand, television and radio remain blacked out and under military control. Instead, viewers and listeners are being fed a diet of traditional music interspersed with orders and announcements from the country's new military rulers. Each of the announcements - around 20 so far on the first day of...

Google launches Instagram account

Google launches Instagram account

Now Google cannot resist itself from joining in Instagram as the search giant, in a joint-celebration over the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube today launched its own account there. At the opening session, Google post a video, showing today’s time-sinking Google Doodle, reports USA based techcrunch.com.   The company announced the account via Twitter, and...

Twitter tries out 'mute' feature for irritating tweets

Twitter tries out 'mute' feature for irritating tweets

Twitter is trialling a feature in its mobile apps that allows users to mute accounts that are becoming irritating. Unlike the block function, which is designed to stop communications with an undesirable user completely, muting is intended to be temporary. It will mean users can block out people who, for example, live tweet football matches...

Turkey officials lift ban on Twitter

Turkey officials lift ban on Twitter

The Turkish authorities have lifted a ban on Twitter following Wednesday's constitutional court ruling, officials and media reports say. The court had told the country's telecommunication authorities the two-week-old ban must be lifted as it was a breach of freedom of expression. It may take a couple of hours for full access to Twitter to...

YouTube blocked in Turkey

YouTube blocked in Turkey

Turkey has moved to block access to YouTube, a day after a court ordered the suspension of a ban on Twitter, which PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed. The telecoms authority (TIB) said it had taken an "administrative measure" against the site but another report suggests that talks are under way. Some users found access blocked...

Turkish court upholds appeal against Twitter blockage

Turkish court upholds appeal against Twitter blockage

A Turkish court upheld an appeal on Wednesday to end a blockage of Twitter which has provoked public outrage, local media said, though it was not immediately clear whether that meant the bar would be removed. Turkey's telecoms authority (TIB) blocked access to Twitter on Friday as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan battles a corruption...

Twitter says challenging Turkish ban

Twitter says challenging Turkish ban

Twitter has filed lawsuits in Turkish courts to challenge a block on the service imposed by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government last week, the social media platform said in a statement on Wednesday. It said it had suspended content related to two of three court orders given as the legal basis for the ban...

Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter

Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter

Turkey's ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad on Friday, with users of the social networking service denouncing the move as a "digital coup" and the president expressing his disapproval. A court blocked access to Twitter after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's defiant vow, on the...

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