Twitter Shines A Spotlight On Secret FBI Subpoenas (NYT)

The news that federal prosecutors have demanded that microblogging site Twitter provide the account details of people connected to the WikiLeaks case, including its founder, Julian Assange, isn’t noteworthy because the government’s request was unusual or intrusive. It is noteworthy because it became public. GigaOM: The fact that Twitter is being targeted by the government is another sign of how important the network has become as a real-time publishing platform, and also of how centralized the service is.

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