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Israeli soldiers will soon be unfriending the popular Facebook website following a crackdown on social media use, a move that will limit or ban the use of the networks by soldiers in classified units. Over the past few several years, the Israel army has estimated that 95 percent of its enlisted soldiers and 70 percent of its officers have a Facebook account. Through these accounts it has been the source of some leaks. This status revealed the time of the planned raid and the unit that would be involved. The other soldiers in the unit quickly saw this update and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Global Media News
The Turkish government has now banned the popular website YouTube just less than a week after a similar blackout of the social networking site Twitter. Neither website can be reached on Turkish Internet networks. A telecommunications authority Web page gave the following information for YouTube.com: "After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the law, an administrative measure has been taken for this website." According to reuters.com the reason for the block was in response to a leak of a recording of "top security officials" talking about a possible military action in Syria. The video was posted and showed photos... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Global Media News
The Philippines have an open US style democracy that allows the press to spwak their mind, critics in the philippines believe that the government does not do enough to investigate the killings of the journalists that are open and passionate about their work. According to New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists lists nine journalists murdered in the Philippines last year. Three are known to have been killed in relation to their work. Since 1992 to present day, 76 journalists have been murdered. In the worst incident, 32 journalists were among 58 people murdered in the southern island of Mindanao in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Global Media News
The World Cup anywhere will be a major social media event. In Brazil, it will be more like a social media celebration. International Businesses will have to be very smart to take full advantage of this event.Brands like São Paulo-based InBev, Coca-Cola, and Johnson & Johnson have already handed over $75 million each for a piece of the domestic television sponsorships. Brazilians have taken in the social media like no one else around the world as of late. The country right now is the #2 market for Facebook and #3 for Twitter, as well as the #2 source of YouTube... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Global Media News
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