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Judge rules Twitter must hand over user info in WikiLeaks probe

A district court judge in Virginia ruled Thursday that U.S federal investigators can collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. The judge also refused to unseal court documents that would indicate whether other Internet companies have been ordered to turn over…

U.S. government tracked email of Wikileaks volunteer: report

US authorities have obtained a secret court order to force search giant Google and a small Internet provider to hand over information from email accounts of a volunteer for whistleblower website WikiLeaks, a report said. The Wall Street Journal, citing documents it had reviewed, said the Internet service provider Sonic…

Appeal to keep Twitter data out of WikiLeaks probe filed

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Internet rights attorneys appealed a US judge’s order that Twitter must hand over data of three users in contact with the controversial website WikiLeaks. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the March 3 ruling on behalf of Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta…

WikiLeaks volunteers fight court order to turn over Twitter account info

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Lawyers for three Twitter users Tuesday asked a US federal judge to overturn a court order directing the microblogging site to hand over clients’ data to the US government for use in a probe into WikiLeaks. The order calling on Twitter to release data about the accounts…

Hearing set in US request for Twitter accounts

WASHINGTON – A US judge is to hear arguments next week about the US government’s efforts to get Twitter to hand over information on the accounts of three people connected with WikiLeaks. The hearing is scheduled to be held on February 15 in a federal court in Alexandria, Virgina, according…

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