Mar 122012
 
 March 12, 2012  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Over the weekend, the news broke:

Occupy Wall Street activist and writer Malcolm Harris (@getsworse) today received a second subpoena from Twitter.

The DA appears to want a bigger bite of his identity, including “all public Tweets posted for the period of 9/15/2011 – 10/31/2011 and 2/1/2012 – 2/15/2012” and his “subscriber information: name; address; records of session times and duration; length of service (including creation date); types of service utilized; telephone or instrument number or any other subscriber number or identity, including any temporarily assigned network address.”

The second set of dates coincides with when Harris received the first subpoena. Shortly after, he changed his Twitter handle from @destructuremal to @getsworse.

Read more on PrivacySOS.org.

All this for a violation of obstructing traffic? Seriously?  What is the NYC District Attorney really up to?  And why, oh why, does Twitter continue to retain so much information?

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