Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Privacy: Legal access to Twitter/gmail accounts #vmvwiki

How a mayor’s quest to unmask a foul-mouthed Twitter user blew up in his face

"The warrant asked for "user connection logs for each connection for Twitter account @peoriamayor," including dates and times, data transfer volume, IP addresses, and subscriber information, including the e-mail address used to open the account."

"The case serves as a reminder of the true power of the state. Thanks to the Internet, even local cops can now track down random Twitter miscreants without leaving the office—something that would have been impossible in the days of anonymous handbills plastered to brick walls around town. And those local cops can get as much information about your life as even the FBI could glean in a major felony investigation."

*What is twitter's responsibility here? They claim it is ok to create a parody account. Was this indeed one? How would you feel if someone created a parody account about you and what action would you take? How far could a parody account account be taken before you would want action taken (what are your boundaries)?

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