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.
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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. …
Via: Mashable: Business