Twitter ordered to hand over Occupy tweets
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 03/07/2012 14:42
A US court has ordered Twitter to release old messages and details about a user arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.
The micro-blogging firm contested the subpoena, saying the tweets were owned by users rather than the company.
But a judge said defendant Malcolm Harris' privacy would not be violated if the material was handed over.
Twitter loses fight to withhold activist's account information [IDG]
Twitter has lost a fight in which it challenged a court order to turn over public but now deleted Twitter messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protestor without being served a search warrant.
The social networking site was served with a subpoena on Jan. 26 asking it for the tweets and account information of Malcolm Harris, who has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly marching with hundreds of others on the Brooklyn Bridge last October in defiance of police orders.