U.S. Court Orders Twitter Account Opened in WikiLeaks Investigation

A U.S. district court decided Thursday to grant the Justice Department access to the Twitter account of Birgitta Jonsdottir, Icelandic Minister of Parliament and WikiLeaks volunteer. Federal Judge Liam O’Grady ruled that Twitter users gave up privacy rights, including those to IP address information, when signing up for accounts on the popular microblogging service.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus