Twitter, the FBI, and cloud computing: The disclosure dilemma

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Twitter sues the FBI over data gathering, with major implications for cloud computing

Twitter filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the Department of Justice on Tuesday to publish a full “transparency report,” which documents government requests for user information. Its objective is to gain more information about government surveillance of its users.

The published report does not include national security requests — Twitter has been prohibited from disclosing that information. But Twitter believes it’s entitled under the First Amendment to “respond to our users’ concerns and to the statements of U.S. government officials by providing information about the scope of U.S. government surveillance.”

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2824438/cloud-computing/why-cloud-providers-should-watch-the-twitter-vs-fbi-case.html

 

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