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 gfg233 on Sat 8th Jun 2013 19:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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From what I read there is no obligation for the companies to make the data disclosure process easier or more efficient. If that's true Twitter aren't breaking any rules by telling them to p*** off on an interface or portal to their servers, though they certainly aren't making any friends in government either.

Edited 2013-06-08 19:51 UTC

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