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DoJ Ruffles Feathers with Twitter-WikiLeaks Probe

Jan 10, 2011, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"The U.S. Justice Department has sent a court order to microblogging service Twitter seeking information about users involved in its criminal investigation of Wikileaks, a probe initiated in response to last year's release of hundreds of thousands of secret government and military documents.

"The DoJ secured its court order on Dec. 14, but it was only unsealed last week after Twitter won a judge's approval to begin alerting users about the request for their information.

"In the order, the Justice Department seeks information about several figures in the Wikileaks imbroglio dating back to Nov. 1, 2009, including Julian Assange, the founder of the organization, and Bradley Manning, the Army private first class accused of leaking the documents."

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