Judge rules Twitter has to give up Occupier’s tweets

In a huge (and hugely upsetting) ruling, a Manhattan judge has ruled that Twitter must hand over the tweets of Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street demonstrator that was arrested following Occupy’s march on the Brooklyn Bridge in October of last year.

The ruling is a devastating blow to people’s right to privacy in the online world but there are some caveats in the ruling. According NBC’s NY affiliate, the ruling also included a provision that requires the district attorney to not just subpoena Twitter for Harris’s tweets, but would also be required to provide a search warrant.

Yet another reminder that what we say and do online is not as private as we may think.

Source: NBC – New York

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