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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald