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Twitter Sues US Government Over First Amendment Rights

     
10:52 pm on Oct 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Did you see this one coming? I certainly didn't.

Twitter, the world’s largest microblogging platform, on Tuesday sued the U.S. government, alleging that the Justice Department’s restrictions on what the company can say publicly about the government’s national security requests for user data violate the firm’s First Amendment rights.Twitter Sues US Government Over First Amendment Rights [washingtonpost.com]
“It’s our belief that we are entitled under the First Amendment to respond to our users’ concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing information about the scope of U.S. government surveillance — including what types of legal process have not been received,” Ben Lee, a Twitter vice president, said in a post online. “We should be free to do this in a meaningful way, rather than in broad, inexact ranges.”
2:22 pm on Oct 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Good for them.
5:36 pm on Oct 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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They aren't the only ones balking over the feds trying to stifle them from discussing certain requests.

I'm just surprised it's not a class action suit with Google, Yahoo, MS, FB, Twitter and Apple all joining in for starters.

This star chamber crap is for the birds.

The only problem is Google Apple and MS probably get threatened with anti-trust any time they ruffle their feathers against the fed so they're probably being kept silent over fears or threats of unleashing the beast.