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Spotlight: Military seeks privacy firewall for disaster relief efforts

The U.S. Military is looking for software that would allow it to look at social media posts in disaster relief efforts without violating privacy laws.

State Department's cheeky tweet gets skewered on social

The State Department's official Twitter account for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, @TravelGov, got a bit more than it bargained for yesterday with a tweet related to its #springbreakingbadly campaign.

Most DC metro-area millennials aren't hip to mobile, social government communications

As the federal government conducts more outreach and engagement through mobile and social channels, a new survey found those around the nation's capital – even millennials – aren't wild about the use of new media for government communications.

Report: Pro-Palestine Twitter account dumps hacked DHS staff directory, alleges DOJ next

On Sunday a Twitter account leaked a staff directory of more than 9,000 alleged Homeland Security Department employees, according to  Vice 's Motherboard.

In hot water: EPA social media violated propaganda, anti-lobbying rules, Antideficiency Act, says GAO

The Environmental Protection Agency violated propaganda and anti-lobbying rules with a social media campaign intended to garner public support for a water rule that has been the subject of fierce debate on the Hill and in courtrooms.

Expert: Highly effective Islamic State's digital messages inspired by modern popular culture

Deeply adept at using digital communication tools to spread its terrorist messages, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is not just "socializing terror" through public opinion but also "making terror popular, desirable, and imitable," an expert said.

Expert: Highly effective Islamic State's digital messages inspired by modern popular culture

Deeply adept at using digital communication tools to spread its terrorist messages, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is not just "socializing terror" through public opinion but also "making terror popular, desirable, and imitable," an expert said.

Twitter says worldwide government info requests on accounts rose 52% for first half of 2015

The social media company said it is the largest increase since it first began publishing the statistics three years ago in its biannual transparency report.

Social media, other companies would be required to report 'terrorist activity' under Senate intelligence bill

The measure is part of the larger Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which the Senate Intelligence Committee unanimously passed about three weeks ago. The full Senate has yet to vote on the entire bill.  

Obama taps former Twitter executive to become government's first-ever chief digital officer

A former Twitter executive will become the White House's first-ever chief digital officer, creating digital strategies to better connect the government with American citizens.