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: Comment by Nelson
by Soulbender on Sun 9th Jun 2013 03:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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then it proves that Twitter disregarded a FISA court order and was in contempt of court.

Well, companies seems to have little problem being in contempt of court when it's something that threatens their profits so it's nice to see one of them standing up for something else.

but I can hardly hate a company for not wanting the ire of the militant wing of our government.

But maybe that's exactly what you SHOULD do? Well, maybe not hate but seriously question the company's ethics and priorities.

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