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Alan Gross Case Gets New Push From Hunger Strike

Alan Gross Case Gets New Push From Hunger Strike Jailed Jewish Contractor Feels Forgotten in Cuba   By Ron Kampeas Published April 17, 2014. Related What Did Alan Gross Do in Cuba? Alan Gross did not warn his family he … Continue reading

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Senate committee probes ‘Cuban Twitter’ USAid ZunZuneo programme

Senate committee probes ‘Cuban Twitter’ USAid ZunZuneo programme • Foreign relations committee asks for all records • Users in Cuba did not know origin of social-media network Associated Press in Washington theguardian.com, Thursday 10 April 2014 15.08 EDT Senate foreign … Continue reading

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Cuba Probes Mobile Data Leak in ZunZuneo Case

Cuba Probes Mobile Data Leak in ZunZuneo Case HAVANA April 9, 2014 (AP) By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Cuba’s government said Wednesday it has launched a probe into how hundreds of thousands of customer cellphone numbers fell into the hands … Continue reading

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Senators: Bethesda’s Alan Gross Endangered by Social Media Program in Cuba

Senators: Bethesda’s Alan Gross Endangered by Social Media Program in Cuba A U.S. government plan to create a Twitter-like platform in Cuba may have endangered the life of a Bethesda resident held in country for four years, says one U.S. … Continue reading

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The Cuban Twitter: Doomed from the Start

The Cuban Twitter: Doomed from the Start posted by Matthew Wallin on April 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm With news breaking this week about USAID’s creation of a “Cuban Twitter,” it’s a perfect time to discuss the alignment of public … Continue reading

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Eight Facts About ZunZuneo

Eight Facts About ZunZuneo Posted by Matt Herrick, Spokesperson on Monday, April 7th 2014 On Thursday, April 3, the Associated Press published an article on a social media program in Cuba funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The article contained significant inaccuracies and … Continue reading

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‘Cuban Twitter’ Dominates USAID Hearing (Video)

‘Cuban Twitter’ Dominates USAID Hearing (Video) By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 1:52 p.m. on April 8, 2014 (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) The senior senator charged with overseeing the U.S. Agency for International Development budget unleashed scathing criticism on the … Continue reading

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‘Cuban Twitter’ _overtly political, poking Castros

Apr. 8, 2014 5:13 PM ET ‘Cuban Twitter’ _overtly political, poking Castros By JACK GILLUM, DESMOND BUTLER and PETER ORSI, Associated Press Senate subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT., right, talks with US Agency … Continue reading

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Cuba Social Media Project Was No Plot, Agency Says

Cuba Social Media Project Was No Plot, Agency Says By RON NIXON APRIL 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — A Twitter-like social media site created and financed by the United States Agency for International Development for use in Cuba was an attempt … Continue reading

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Failed Cuban “Twitter” Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors

Failed Cuban “Twitter” Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog April 8th, 2014 Cuban woman listens to digistal device. Photo by <rs>> snaps. Used under Creative Commons license. ZunZuneo – a now defunct social media platform similar to … Continue reading

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