Twitter To Be Subpoenaed Over WikiLeaks
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Social Networking Site Twitter has received a subpoena from a US federal court demanding account details of four of its users including Julian Assange, for their involvement in leaking out sensitive data relating to US government.
The department of Justice in the United States have Subpoenaed twitter accounts of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence analyst suspected of supplying the site with classified information; Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, as well as Dutch hacker Rop Gonggrijp and US programmer Jacob Appelbaum, both of whom have previously worked with Wikileaks.
According to the Subpoena dated December 14, the US investigators are requesting addresses, screen names, telephone numbers and credit card and bank account numbers, of user activity dating back to November 1, 2009, those involved in the Wikileaks documents leak case.
Julian Assange Immediately posted the following message on Twitter: ”If the Iranian govt asked for DMs [direct messages] of Iranian activists, State Dept would be all over this violation of ‘Internet freedom’ #doublestandards.’
Assange also added that Google and Facebook may have received similar requests.