Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon documented his mother's final days to his more than 1.2 million Twitter followers. Stephen Voss/NPR hide caption

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More courts are asking jurors to avoid social media services and tools that have become an integral part of modern life, like Twitter, Facebook, email, texting, instant messaging and Internet research. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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For Modern Jurors, Being On A Case Means Being Offline

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Parvum Opus: Followers Flock To Pope's Latin Twitter Feed

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In January, this Saudi man in Riyadh had Twitter open on his computer. Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After high-profile accounts have been attacked — including AP's, NPR's and the BBC's — Twitter considers how to thwart hackers and protect users. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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As Its Influence Grows, Twitter Becomes A Hacking Target

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AP Twitter Account Hacked, Tweet About Obama Shakes Market

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