27 Jan '11, 10pm

Secretary Clinton tells Egypt to unblock Facebook, Twitter The second time she calls for it. #Jan25

WASHINGTON - As the Egyptian authorities struggled to quash anti-government protests on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on the long-time United States ally to unblock social networking sites that have been used to organise protests, such as those operated by Facebook and Twitter. By urging Egypt's government "not to prevent peaceful protests or block communications, including on social media", Mrs Clinton renewed her call for freedom of expression and assembly online and fuelled debate over how to promote those goals without undermining other US interests. Mrs Clinton's defence of social networking is "a very delicate balancing act", because of the long-standing US relationship with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said Mr Ethan Zuckerman, a senior researcher at Harvard University's Berkman Centre for Internet and Society. "At the same time, we're sta...

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todayonline.com 28 Jan '11, 6am

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Twitter acquisition talk with Facebook, Google

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WASHINGTON: Microblogging sensation Twitter has discussed the prospect of acquisition with Internet titans Google and Face...

Egypt violence, poor earnings hit US stocks

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channelnewsasia.com 28 Jan '11, 10pm

NEW YORK: US stocks dropped sharply Friday as Egypt's leaders failed to stem mounting protests and blue chips like Ford, M...