New details emerge regarding social networks' sharing of user data with NSA

The National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program kept tabs on data from major social media players, though Twitter appears to have made the government take a tougher path to access user data. Where other major tech firms built automated systems to allow the NSA direct access to their data, Twitter handed over user information only following specific individual requests, making it more time-consuming for intelligence officials to trawl through its data. "Twitter ... clearly sees itself as having a responsibility to protect user's information. Hopefully other companies will be inspired to follow suit," Ronan Steyn writes.

View Full Article in:

Memeburn · New York Times (tiered subscription model), The · USA Today

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Media

Job Title Company Location
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Revenue Officer - NY, Denver or San Fran
New York, Denver or San Francisco, NY
Senior Manager, Advertising Technology Operations
Pandora Media, Inc.
Oakland, CA
Director, Operational Enablement and Excellence
Pandora Media, Inc.
Okaland, CA
Sales Director - ROBLOX (New York)
ROBLOX
NY
Programmatic Manager
A+E Networks
New York, NY