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Submission + - Twitter subpoenaed for all @wikileaks followers (cnet.com)

Rog-Mahal writes: In the continuing drama of cablegate, the US Department of Justice has subpoenaed Twitter for "information about the accounts of activists with ties to Wikileaks, including an Icelandic politician, a legendary Dutch hacker, and a U.S. computer programmer" along with specific requests for account information about Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and others. Twitter has three days to comply with the order. A copy of the subpoena is available. (PDF) "Buchanan's order isn't a traditional subpoena. Rather, it's what's known as a 2703(d) order, which allows police to obtain certain records from a Web site or Internet provider if they are "relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation." Wikileaks is already attempting to drum up support to fight the order.

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