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Twitter Tuesday: WikiLeaks Twitter accounts subpoenaed by US government

Twitter Tuesday took last week off to recover from New Year's celebrations and report on the launch of Twitter for Mac in Apple's Mac App Store, but we're back on the tweet beat this week with the latest news and apps, starting with the interesting case of the U.S. government ordering Twitter to disclose user data. The United States Department of Justice has secured a court order that requires...

WikiLeaks app removed from Apple's App Store for violating developer guidelines

An unofficial Wikileaks iPhone app that showed content from the Wikileaks site and Wikileaks Twitter account was pulled from the App Store on Tuesday, according to Apple. Apple told The New York Times that the $1.99 app had been removed because it violated developer guidelines stating that apps "must comply with all locals laws and may not put an individual or group in harm's way." The app...

Twitter Trends explained over WikiLeaks confusion

Following the confusion caused by WikiLeaks failing to become a trending topic on Twitter as was expected last week, Twitter has put out an explanation of how their Trends algorithm actually works. The idea of Trends is to highlight topics of conversation that experience rapid growth in popularity at that time. If something is popular for a long time it gives it a pretty high baseline level,...

Swedish Government: WikiLeaks sources may not be protected after all

Wikileaks has been a hot news topic for several months now, largely due to Bradley Manning and his 260,000 page contribution. There are plenty of people in corporate and government positions who want the site shut down (and prosecuted), but most all, they want their leaked data and they want the sources for those leaks. WikiLeaks' legitimate ability to protect those sources and the data they've...

U.S. Army leak may have also compromised the investigation into China's attacks on Google

Over the last few days, news has emerged that a U.S. Army intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, was the source that recently leaked classified information to Wikileaks. But he didn't just leak 260,000 classified cables and a brutal video of an Apache helicopter mowing down civilians and journalists in Iraq -- no, he also leaked the code name and details of the government investigation into the...

Google's not fighting Gmail subpoenas

Google has been issued a subpoena for the IP addresses of some Caribbean journalists, and intends to hand them over, according to WikiLeaks. In case you're not familiar WikiLeaks is meant to be a safe place for whistleblowers to post politically sensitive documents, particularly those dealing with government corruption. TCI Journal, based in the Turks & Caicos Islands, uncovered a huge payoff...