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Twitter Puts Spotlight On Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas

First Posted: 01/10/11 08:21 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET


For the Twitter request, the government obtained a secret subpoena from a federal court. Twitter challenged the secrecy, not the subpoena itself, and won the right to inform the people whose records the government was seeking. WikiLeaks says it suspects that other large sites like Google and Facebook have received similar requests and simply went along with the government.

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Filed by Bianca Bosker  |