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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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Sat 8th Jun 2013 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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They opened discussions with national security officials about developing technical methods to more efficiently and securely share the personal data of foreign users in response to lawful government requests

So they're legally obliged to comply and decided to do so in the most responsible and secure manner they can.

I would warn you about letting your outrage put the cart before the horse, but we're way past that, given the like 4-5 articles on the same thing in a days timespan.

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