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Government Orders Google to Turn Over WikiLeaks Info
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/press-here/Government-Orders-Google-to-131459098.html ^ | 10/10/2011

Posted on 10/10/2011 11:37:46 AM PDT by Beckett08

Google and a smaller Internet provider are being forced by the federal government to turn over information from email accounts associated with a WikiLeaks volunteer.

A secret court order will require the Mountain View-based search company and Santa Rosa-based Sonic.net to provide data from the email accounts of Jacob Appelbaum, who was a volunteer for the controversial site WikiLeaks

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcbayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: assasnge; manning; obama; sourcetitlenoturl; wikileaks

1 posted on 10/10/2011 11:37:59 AM PDT by Beckett08
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To: Beckett08

This... isn’t good, as I see it.

The Federal government can now request personal information of any enemy’s browsing habits, et al. 4th amendment? What 4th amendment?


2 posted on 10/10/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Beckett08

Secret court order?


3 posted on 10/10/2011 11:47:02 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: onedoug

A ‘secret court order’ could mean a sealed search warrant. Such things exist.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 11:52:25 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Beckett08

This kind of stuff happens when you get involved in leaking Classified documents.

Wikileaks has been fortunate that the current Administration didn’t have the backbone to go after them with full force as soon as this started.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 11:56:15 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Beckett08
"secret"???....Would probably publish the whole damn thing before I gave it up to the government...not with this jerk in office and Holder...they'll head right for the shredder....

Bet there's some super good stuff....stuff that would make Obama eligible for impeachment!!!

6 posted on 10/10/2011 12:04:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Beckett08

Google will roll over on this demand just like the did for China.


7 posted on 10/10/2011 1:12:22 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: rarestia
This... isn’t good, as I see it.

Neither was leaking classified information that put lives and operations in danger.
8 posted on 10/10/2011 1:18:50 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Devil’s advocate here: who was directly harmed by the release of that data? Is it really a breach large enough or important enough to suspend 4th amendment or even 5th amendment protections?


9 posted on 10/10/2011 1:22:47 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
Devil’s advocate here: who was directly harmed by the release of that data? Is it really a breach large enough or important enough to suspend 4th amendment or even 5th amendment protections?

Depends upon your view of whether we are at war and whether those materials aided the enemy or created additional anger and resentment towards our forces.

If you take the view that a lot of people these days have, that we are not at war, it gets tricky.
10 posted on 10/10/2011 1:59:11 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: rarestia

Tor is your friend.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 2:18:56 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9

Tor cannot protect you from your ISP records. Tor works to prevent 3rd parties from discovering your identity, but your ISP knows where you live.


12 posted on 10/10/2011 2:22:35 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: af_vet_rr

This person is an IT manager and VP. He has a lot to loose.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 4:38:12 PM PDT by Domangart
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