Sunday, January 29, 2017

Twitter Discloses Far-Reaching FBI Data Requests

Are any of you really shocked by this revelation?

The social network has revealed that two National Security Letters sent in 2015 and 2016 asked the company for electronic communication transaction records that could include sensitive internet data. The company denied most of the demands, but the very nature of the requests is the problem -- they suggest that the FBI was pushing past the guidelines set by a 2008 Justice Department memo, which limited these orders to phone billing records.