Government Requests for Twitter User Data Spikes

According to twitter, data requests from government agencies worldwide have spiked by 40% since last July, including requests for the data of individual users. Many of these requests are coming from countries like Turkey, with long histories of repressing internet speech. Here’s what bears are saying:

    • excellent

      “This is why I always plot my government coups on Myspace.”Wilkinson Montgomery – Scrap Collector

    • whaaa

      “But Jim already live-tweeted his entire brunch. What more could they possibly want to know?”Bonita Reese –
      Unpaid Therapist

    • pffft

      “Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer being ‘followed’ by masked individuals in unmarked vans.”Thornton Wolfe –
      Anti-taxidermy Advocate

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