Twitter has blocked U.S. intelligence agencies from accessing Dataminr, a social media tool that sends out real-time alerts based on an algorithm that includes keywords and geotags, according to a report on Sunday night from the Wall Street Journal.

Twitter owns a 5% stake in Dataminr, which is used by many media organizations (including Mashable) to track breaking news around the world.

In 2013, Dataminr was used by the Presidential Inauguration Committee to track potential threats to President Barack Obama’s second term inauguration ceremony. Read more…

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Twitter blocks U.S. intelligence agency access to social media tool, report says