Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Jun 2013 17:02 UTC
Legal I didn't want to put this in the article on the coordinated PR campaign, but the fact that one company refuses to cooperate with the US government in the way Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others were more than willing to do, is very, very important. This means that the argument "but we had to do the things we did because Washington told us to" holds no water. Twitter's refusal proves that the others did not have to say yes - they chose to do so. Whenever someone - a corporate PR person, company blogger, or fanboy - tells you Microsoft, Apple, or Google had no choice, all you need to say is "Twitter".
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by Nelson on Sat 8th Jun 2013 19:20 UTC
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If the report is true (and to be clear, its far from confirmed) then it proves that Twitter disregarded a FISA court order and was in contempt of court.

It was morally the right thing to do, but I can hardly hate a company for not wanting the ire of the militant wing of our government.

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