I’m glad to see the new Twitter subpoena case getting mainstream media coverage. O’Ryan Johnson reports:
A prominent civil liberties advocate is warning prosecutors to tread lightly as they subpoena information on the Twitter handles linked to the hacking of Boston police email.
The Suffolk District Attorney’s Office asked Twitter to stay mum abut its subpoena for user information, but one user targeted was among the first to post a link to a copy of the subpoena.
“Never declare war on the young,” said Harvey Silverglate, a noted civil libertarian. “They’ll outlast you. They’ll outthink you. They’ll outdo you. … That may be the lesson the DA’s office is about to learn.”