"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."