This bit of news is rather complicated, so please bear with us. Apparently, the Justice Department wants to collect evidence from Twitter by accessing the accounts of a few dozen people.
Politicians, journalists, hackers, and Julian Assange himself are the target of this new effort to obtain “subscriber account information.” The document can be viewed here.
Despite the knee-jerk suspicion it would arouse, a halo of legality shines on this latest development. The Justice Department does see it fit (and is empowered) to collect evidence from online sources as part of an ongoing criminal investigation that began July last year.
Unlike Mastercard and Paypal however, Twitter have been forthright with those affected, notifying them that they have ten days to file a motion that would prohibit Twitter from acting on the Justic Deaprtment’s request.
In Twitter’s own words: “Please be advised that Twitter will respond to this request in 10 days from the date of this notice unless we receive notice from you that a motion to quash the legal process has been filed or that this matter has been otherwise resolved.”
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