12 Mar '11, 12am

Twitter ordered to give WikiLeaks data to US (via ST iPhone App)

Twitter ordered to give WikiLeaks data to US (via ST iPhone App)

Twitter was ordered to hand over data of three users in contact with the WikiLeaks website. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON - A US judge on Friday ordered Twitter to hand over data of three users in contact with the controversial website WikiLeaks, rejecting arguments the move violated freedom of speech and privacy. President Barack Obama's administration obtained a court order last year seeking information from the Twitter accounts as it considers action against WikiLeaks, which has released a flood of secret diplomatic documents. One of the accounts belongs to an Icelandic lawmaker, Birgitta Jonsdottir. Iceland's foreign ministry in January summoned the US ambassador to express 'serious concern' about the Twitter order. Magistrate Judge Theresa Buchanan, based in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, rejected the argument made by the three Twitter users' that the o...

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