“It was a Friday night, almost midnight in Berlin, and no lawyer in sight. I emailed the Electronic Frontier Foundation, because I thought they might still be awake. A few moments later I saw people tweeting about it, and that felt relieving somehow because in that instant I knew it wasn’t about me personally.”
In the two months since, campaigners from EFF and developers from anonymity tool the Tor Project have joined the activists in demanding more information from Twitter. In an open letter published in January, the group asked a detailed list of questions, including whether attackers gained administrative access to Twitter’s servers.