Mike Isaac

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Twitter Faces Fines, Contempt of Court in Occupy Wall Street Case

Twitter has until the end of the week to hand over information on one of its users, or the company will be slapped with fines and a contempt of court charge, a New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled. Twitter has fought previous orders, maintaining that the data belongs to defendant Malcolm Harris, a New York resident allegedly involved in an Occupy Wall Street protest on the Brooklyn Bridge last October. “I can’t put Twitter or the little blue bird in jail, so the only way to punish is monetarily,” Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino said in his ruling, first reported by Bloomberg.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik