Twitter Tuesday took last week off to recover from New Year's celebrations and report on the launch of Twitter for Mac in Apple's Mac App Store, but we're back on the tweet beat this week with the latest news and apps, starting with the interesting case of the U.S. government ordering Twitter to disclose user data.
The United States Department of Justice has secured a court order that requires Twitter to turn over a huge amount of information related to WikiLeaks' Twitter account and the accounts of various WikiLeaks members and supporters. The order asks for IP addresses and account registration info, but it also demands some things a free service like Twitter is unlikely to have, including addresses and credit card data.
Even more significant than the order itself was Twitter's reaction. Twitter actually went to court to have the government's requests unsealed, giving the targets of the investigation 10 days to respond. That shows Twitter will take action to protect its users' data, which is good news for anyone with a Twitter account, even those of us who aren't likely targets for government subpoenas. As Ryan Singel at Wired News put it, “Twitter beta-tested a spine,” and that spine is a feature that benefits every one of the service's users.Continue reading Twitter Tuesday: WikiLeaks Twitter accounts subpoenaed by US governmentTwitter Tuesday: WikiLeaks Twitter accounts subpoenaed by US government
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