WikiLeaks Allies Fight US Order on Twitter Data

Lawyers for three Twitter users on Tuesday asked a judge to vacate an order requiring the social-networking Web site to turn over its account records to prosecutors who are investigating WikiLeaks for its role in disclosing secret government documents last year.The lawyers also urged the federal magistrate judge, Theresa Buchanan, to unseal the government’s affidavit explaining why it wanted the Twitter information and to make public any similar orders for customer records held by other Internet companies.

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