Feds secretly forced Twitter to disclose a user’s identity — twice


Twitter revealed late Friday that it had provided user information to the U.S. government in a situation that was a matter of national security. It now was able to explain, as previous gag orders were recently lifted by the FBI, that the situation happened twice.

The San Francisco-based company had been issued national security letters, accompanied by “gag orders,” which therefore prevented the company from telling the public and the affected users about its existence prior.

While Twitter followed the orders, the company took to its blog to publicly share its discontent and pointed to its effort to combat such practices in the government. …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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