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Nielsen TV show ratings linked to Twitter buzz

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A frenzy of Twitter chatter about a broadcast program generally means more viewers are tuning in, while more popular TV shows generate more Twitter activity, a new study by Nielsen has found. The media measurement firm says that for the first time it…

Facebook releases government surveillance data

By Joseph Menn and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Several Internet companies have struck an agreement with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, two sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters. Facebook became the first to release aggregate numbers of…