Twitter will TIP OFF suspects being investigated by NSA because their ‘brand is more important than security’

Twitter will TIP OFF suspects being investigated by NSA because their ‘brand is more important than security’

Good news, Tweeters who are being investigated for potential terrorist activity. Twitter will give you a heads up before they let the NSA know, because they’re good like that.

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Twitter will ‘tip off’ terror suspects and criminals if the security services ask for information about them, a bombshell report reveals.

The social media giant will keep an investigation secret only if compelled to do so by a court, it has emerged.

It is one of a string of US tech companies which have decided that – in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks – customer ‘privacy’ and protecting their ‘brand’ takes priority.

According to Twitter, it’s policy is to ‘notify users of requests for their account information, which includes a copy of the request, prior to disclosure unless we are prohibited from doing so’. I would think, or at least hope, that if NSA was investigating a terror suspect that they would in fact prohibit Twitter from notifying the person.  However, this is the same government that just had all their personal information hacked by the Chinese, so I have my doubts.

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