Twitter Protective of ‘Occupy’ User Info

    File photo dated 19/08/09 of the Twitter icon displayed on a laptop. Hundreds of people have now posted messages on Twitter allegedly naming the footballer who is the subject of a gagging order.  Issue date: Sunday May 22, 2011. The married star, who is referred to as CTB in court documents, is said to have had a"sexual relationship" with Big Brother's Imogen Thomas.
He obtained an order preventing The Sun newspaper from revealing his name last month and has now launched proceedings against Twitter and "persons unknown."

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    Twitter has asked that a state court reject a subpoena that the social-media company hand over user data for Michael Harris, an Occupy Wall Street protester who was arrested for disorderly conduct. Prosecutors had asked Twitter for Harris’s email address and all of his tweets from a three-month period, but Twitter cited the Fourth Amendment and argued that police would need a search warrant to access his information. After prosecutors argued that the user didn’t have the legal standing to protect his tweets, Twitter countered that its terms of service stipulate that users have control of their own communications. The American Civil Liberties Union praised Twitter in a blog post for protecting its users' civil rights.

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