Ross Todd reports:
A coalition of technology companies is backing Twitter Inc.’s legal push to expand what companies can divulge about government surveillance requests in national security investigations.
In an amici curiae brief filed on Friday, a group that includes the operators of WordPress, Medium, Reddit, and Wikipedia contend that their free speech rights are violated by regulations that permit them to disclose the number of national-security requests they receive, but only in wide bands.
“Reporting national security requests under the rubric approved by the United States government obfuscates rather than illuminates the volume” of requests, wrote Marcia Hofmann of Zeitgeist Law PC on behalf of eight separate organizations.
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