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Author Topic: May be time to change password at Twitter  (Read 1146 times)

Bamse

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May be time to change password at Twitter
« on: January 09, 2011, 03:05:58 AM »
A cry or laugh situation but puts "online security" in perspective. Question is if you trust U.S Department of Justice to handle passwords and other sensitive info. Will it be leaked? ;)

Link to the "Order" http://is.gd/koZIA

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Re: May be time to change password at Twitter
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 05:51:34 AM »
Another good reason not to have a Twitter account :-\

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Re: May be time to change password at Twitter
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 06:45:35 AM »
Not really because I assume most online services will bend over to such an "Order". In the end whatever is promised can be overruled by administration. Online privacy and agreements are not worth much then. Would be cool if they simply said "Nope" though. Wikileaks account is not closed so expect more peace disturbing statements.

But I don't get why the want the list, everything is open and can be viewed by anyone. They have probably stumbled across accounts which are protected and went hmmmm, this is supicious!

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Re: May be time to change password at Twitter
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 04:02:09 PM »
Another good reason not to have a Twitter account :-\

Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with Twitter, and everything to do with a bunch of <insert word of choice /> in the US government. They are the problem. Not Twitter.

I was glad to hear the Icelandic Foreign Minister stand up and say that they would stand behind their MP who the US govt' had subpoenaed account info for.

Related issue (fair warning - NSFW - it's one of my rants on the issue over an article at Law.com): This is Not the United States of Planet Earth

For those that are looking for anonymity, iPredator seems to be pretty good: https://www.ipredator.se/ It's very reasonably priced at about $7 a month or so.
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Re: May be time to change password at Twitter
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 04:09:38 PM »
News on the Icelandic MP:

http://www.google.co...42529259c8a12d5ccaa1

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The American ambassador to Reykjavik has been summoned to explain why U.S. investigators are trying to access the private details of an Icelandic lawmaker's online activity as they try to build a criminal case against WikiLeaks.
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