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Twitter releases first report on gov't requests for user information

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 9, 2012

That's likely because governments are increasingly catching on that social networks store a great deal of information about their users that could be useful to law enforcement, said Eva Galperin, international freedom of expression coordinator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The information sometimes includes physical location and political and social affiliations.

"It's really up to the companies to decide whether or not they're going to comply with requests for information, so they become these extremely powerful arbiters that are capable of de facto censorship," Galperin said.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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