In a move which the Electronic Frontier Foundation termed a major blow to online privacy, a federal judge today ordered Twitter to turn over private information related to the accounts of three of its users as part of the ongoing WikiLeaks probe.
The three users include a member of Icelandic Parliament, Birgitta Jonsdottir, an outspoken supporter of whistleblower organizations, as well as Dutch WikiLeaks volunteer Rop Gonggrijp and US programmer Jacob Appelbaum.
Prosecutors had claimed that the “Stored Communications Act” granted them unrestricted access to such data without probable cause or a search warrant. The judge said that the prosecutors made a case that whatever information was contained in the secret records might conceivably be relevant to the investigation.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Pence: North Korea Has Not Taken 'Concrete Steps' to Dismantle Nuclear Program - January 16th, 2019
- House Poised to Advance Bipartisan Bill to End Support for Saudi War in Yemen - January 16th, 2019
- American Anchor for Iran's PressTV Arrested During US Visit - January 16th, 2019
- Report: US Peace Plan Would Give Palestinians Most of West Bank - January 16th, 2019
- Al-Shabaab: Kenya Attack Revenge for Trump's Jerusalem Policy - January 16th, 2019