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The Guardian’s reporting that after meeting with representatives from RIM, Facebook, and other companies, the Home Office was convinced that the services were a more powerful force than good than evil, and opted not to pursue any banning.
Here’s the specific arguments Facebook and Twitter made about their technologies. (Surprisingly, RIM wasn’t required to explain how they were different? Eh?)
A spokeswoman for Facebook said the discussion was constructive, building on work her firm already did to ensure Facebook was “one of the safest places on the internet”. She said: “We welcome the fact this was a dialogue on working together to keep people safe rather than about imposing restrictions on internet services.”
A Twitter spokeswoman said: “Governments and law enforcement agencies around the world use Twitter to engage in open, public, communications … we’ve heard from many that Twitter is an effective way to distribute updates and dispel rumours in times of crisis or emergency.”
Any UK fans out there happy about this? Or would you rather have seen a crackdown?
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R. Bryant Francis is a former contributing writer to the Jace Hall Show who specializes in gaming, pop culture, and all-around geekiness. Outside of the show, Bryant pursues a career in Hollywood as a producer and filmmaker.
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