Feb 182015
 February 18, 2015  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Trevor Timm writes:

Yesterday, NYU Technology Law & Policy Clinic filed a legal brief on behalf of Freedom of the Press Foundation in Twitter’s important lawsuit against the government for violating their First Amendment rights.

Buoyed by the Snowden disclosures that began eighteen months ago, tech companies like Twitter have been attempting to issue detailed transparency reports describing the surveillance demands they receive from the government and how many users are affected. The government has cynically attempted to censor social media companies by claiming that they are gagged from not only telling the public the number of national security orders they receive, but in some cases, even if they have received zero surveillance orders.

Read more on Freedom of the Press Foundation.

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