Skip to comments.Twitter threatens to sue Obama administration
Posted on 02/07/2014 2:10:29 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Twitter says it is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more details about government surveillance requests.
In a blog post on Thursday, the head of global legal policy for the micro-blogging website said a recent agreement between tech groups and the Justice Department did not go far enough to address the company's concerns.
We think the governments restriction on our speech not only unfairly impacts our users privacy, but also violates our First Amendment right to free expression and open discussion of government affairs, Jeremy Kessel wrote.
Therefore, we have pressed the U.S. Department of Justice to allow greater transparency, and proposed future disclosures concerning national security requests that would be more meaningful to Twitters users. We are also considering legal options we may have to seek to defend our First Amendment rights.
Last week, five tech companies reached a deal with the Justice Department to disclose when they receive national security letters and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders, which force companies to turn over information about users. But the agreement only allows companies to report ranges of 250 or 1,000, depending on how they categorize the requests.
Twitter says thats not enough.
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Remember when the media STUPIDLY said "Big Oil" was in bed with Bush? Constantly we heard that refrain.
Now, five internet companies suck up to Obama, and silence....
This isn’t an Obama issue.
In fact, this crap pre-dates Barry before his speech at the DNC 2004.
FISA began in the 70’s.
Patriot Act and Patriot Act II were Bush era.
Each supresses and infringes 1st, 4th and 5th amendments
One chilling point prohibits the target from speaking to anyone about a PA warrant. You can’t even talk to your attorney.
This is also true of communications companies and in ways Ito numerous to explain also bars equipment and software manufactures.
Then there is CALEA, created during Clinton era.
Barry is just the flag everyone needs to take down.
BREAKING!......Chickens press Foxes to allow greater transparency, and propose future disclosure concerning their perceived need for more foxes guarding the hen-house....The recent edition of a 2nd fox has resulted in a doubling of deaths despite the foxes promise of more security...
“One chilling point prohibits the target from speaking to anyone about a Patriot Act warrant. You cant even talk to your attorney.”
THAT HAS TO STOP — DEAD IN ITS TRACKS. So Nazi.