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Faced With Financial Penalty, Twitter Hands Over Protestor’s Tweets

Looks like we spoke too soon – Twitter IS backing down and handing over Malcom Harris’ tweets to prosecutors.

After being faced with potentially stiff fines for noncompliance, Twitter is said to have handed over the information today.

If you depend on online anonymity in any way, now would be the time to worry.

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Twitter Ticking Off New York State Supreme Court Judge

Twitter’s continued resistance to comply with a subpoena to release tweets from Occupy Wall Street protestor, Malcolm Harris, has placed the blue bird in deep dodo with a New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr.

According to Bloomberg, Judge Sciarrino has given Twitter until September 14 to turn over either Harris’ tweets or Twitter’s earnings statements from the last two quarters – so he can decide on a fine!

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Twitter Is Not Backing Down About Protecting Protester’s Tweets

Twitter is still not backing down from its fight over releasing an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets, filing an appeal with New York Supreme Court requesting a reversal.

And, not surprisingly, the ACLU is filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support.

If you’re active online and haven’t been paying attention, this is a case to watch.
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Twitter Will Appeal Court Order To Release Protester’s Tweets

Think all the big tech companies could give a shoot less about your privacy concerns? Think again.

Twitter is smacking the ball back at the U.S. government and appealing a court order to release a protester’s tweets.

Your move, cyber spies!
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Court Rules That Your Tweets Are Not Your Own

The City of New York sent a subpoena to Twitter in February demanding it release all of Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcolm Harris’ tweets between September 15 and December 31 2011, as well as his email address and any other user information associated with his account.

Well, after a lot of back and forth, it appears Mr. Harris’ information will be released.

Yes, if you’re active online, now is a good time to start worrying.
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Twitter Challenges Subpoena Threatening Users’ Consitutional Rights

Remember we told you about the hashtag happy judge a couple of weeks ago who ruled against an Occupy Wall Street protestor attempting to protect his tweets from prosecutors? Well, not only was the judge’s use of hashtags off, but it turns out the judge obviously didn’t have a firm grasp of Twitter’s terms of service either. (Let’s hope.)
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Judge Inexplicably Adds #Hashtags To Twitter Ruling

An Occupy Wall Street protester was trying to prevent prosecutors from obtaining his tweets, but his request was denied – by a #hashtag happy judge.
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#OccupyWallSt, #OWS or #Occupy? Over 100K Different Hashtags Used In Occupy Protests

Twitter has announced that the Occupy Wall Street protesters have created over 100,000 different hashtags related to the cause.
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