Updated 2:30 pm near bottom of post, to clarify recipient of a letter from Yahoo’s lawyers.
The tech world is abuzz with a remarkable display of backbone by Twitter in the Wikileaks case. It deserves wider notice.
Federal prosecutors want to indict Julian Assange for making public a great many classified documents. In December the feds obtained a secret order instructing Twitter to hand over private account contents for Assange and four Wikileaks associates, including network addresses, connection logs, credit card information and identities of everyone they talked to. The order forbade Twitter to notify those affected, among them Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of Iceland’s parliament.
Twitter stalled, fighting and winning a motion to lift the gag order, which is how we know about the case. (If the judge had believed government claims that lifting the gag would blow the investigation, she could equally have rejected Twitter’s motion.) Having obtained permission, Twitter notified its users and promised to hand over nothing if they filed a motion to quash within ten days. That is simply the gold standard of customer protection, enabling courts to balance the legitimate needs of prosecutors with the civil liberties of their targets. It almost never happens.read more … techland.time.com
Thank you Paper.Li and @Smallrivers for investigating the ‘bug’ that is causing my protected tweets to appear on your customers papers.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me. I have email if that would be easier
Amanda aka @Hedgewytch (protected) and @Hedgewatch (open)
Thank you to my followers who have been lucky enough to have had discussions with Paper.Li and @smallrivers and have passed information back to me.
I guess when you take things public and complain they don’t like to talk to you.
Anyone else noticed there ‘Protected’ tweets appearing in Paper.Li? Or is it that you don’t mind?
Apologises to all my followers and readers for boring them on the subject ;(
I’ll not say anything more on it unless it’s good news
for Reference to those that don’t have a clue…
EDIT: apologies, just added an invitation for them to contact me directly if they want to.
EDIT: again apologies, someone very helpful has pointed out they do actually have a Contact Us section on their website with an email so I shall do what I should have done first and email them instead of rant on my blog. ummm. yeah oops. sorry
EDIT 13/12 Still no word from Paper.Li ;(
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