Saturday, January 8, 2011

Government Requests for Twitter Users' Personal Information Raise Serious Co...

ACLU: "Internet users should receive notice, and an opportunity to go to court to defend their constitutional rights, before their rights are compromised."

I was very happy to read this, which is just what I was thinking. The subpoena is an abuse, and making it secret is a second abuse. The governmental war- and torture-mongering mass-killers should be pursued with such vigor, except one supposes that they would never submit themselves to such an outrage and violation as these twitterers have received. It is after all, an unconstitutional violation, and we see the grand jury deployed as an instrument of criminality itself.


via Newswire by on 1/8/11

January 8, 2011


According to news reports today, the government has obtained a court order requiring Twitter to provide information about some of its subscribers who are associated with WikiLeaks. The court order was made public only after Twitter successfully moved to unseal it.

The following can be attributed to Aden Fine, senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Speech, Privacy and Technology Project:

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