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US judge orders Twitter to give up WikiLeaks data

cultiv8 (1660093) writes | more than 3 years ago

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cultiv8 writes "A US judge Friday ordered Twitter to hand over the data of three users in contact with the activist site WikiLeaks, rejecting arguments the move would violate their rights to privacy and free speech.

I think the rapper Ice T said it best, "freedom of speech, just watch what you say""

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Well... (1)

Aryden (1872756) | more than 3 years ago | (#35462214)

It was bound to happen. It will happen again, and again and again.

Re:Well... (1)

Aryden (1872756) | more than 3 years ago | (#35462248)

The interesting part is that 2 of the users aren't even US citizens. Makes me wonder exactly what the government hopes to do with their data. Or better, I hope Twitter accidentally deletes the data while making copies for the US investigators...happens all the time when dash cam videos from police cars involving brutality cases miraculously disappears...

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c0lo (1497653) | more than 3 years ago | (#35463236)

The justification of Judge Theresa Buchanan [google.com] :

Buchanan also dismissed the argument that the order violated the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution, which protects people against "unreasonable" searches.

When the trio relayed information to Twitter, they gave up "any reasonable expectation of privacy," she said.

So, one have to ask: why such a fuss with privacy? Judge says you don't have right to it on Internet!!! fscking hell, where's the world heading?

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