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Why Twitter is blocking the government from using a data-mining tool

The social network is banning US spy agencies from accessing an analytics service used by news agencies. Meanwhile, Facebook wins a trademark battle in China. Sorry, you won't be able to taste "Face Book" the drink.

Twitter doesn't want spy agencies accessing the same tools that journalists can use.

Watch CNET Update below to learn why the network is barring the US government from accessing the analytics tool Dataminr. And over at Facebook, the network adds a "thankful" reaction, offers new ways to discover groups, and wins a trademark battle against a company that may have made a "Face Book" drink. Ahhh, oversharing refreshment:

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