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Twitter will begin clamping down on unauthorised police surveillance of its users. Data and enterprise executive Chris Moody (@chrismoodycom) did not specify the action Twitter would take against developers who use its APIs for commercial spying services, other than saying it would crack down "soon". Moody's warning comes in …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Totally pointless activity

    Quite simply, under US law they can be served with a warrant for data (in some circumstances that isn't even needed) and they can then choose between coughing up a suitably large hairball of user information of close the shop - and in both cases they may be banned from talking about it.

    (a status which, by the way, the UK government is quite keen to work towards as well if the most recent RIPA instalment is anything to judge by).

    It Twatter wants to credible pretend it really wants protect users, its first move should be to move out of the US (there's more, but that first step is essential).

  2. A Non e-mouse Silver badge

    Twitter will begin clamping down on unauthorised police surveillance of its users.

    But authorised police surveillance will be business as usual...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      As with any corporate or government announcement, you have to practically produce a Venn diagram to parse what it actually means. Rather than what's implied.

  3. Dan 55 Silver badge

    That'll have Syria quaking in its boots

    After all, what's worse than a change to the EULA?

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