Saturday, January 22, 2011

Jameel Jaffer: Subpoenas and Online Service Providers

Subpoenas and Online Service Providers
On the Media (New York City: WNYC)

There are two kinds of subpoenas that federal law enforcement can serve on internet service providers and online communications companies if they want to spy on a users' email or Twitter account. Both kinds frequently have gag-orders attached - which means, users are none the wiser that their account has been breached. And both types of subpoenas are being served to ISPs at an unprecedented rate. The ACLU's Jameel Jaffer explains why what you don't know can hurt you.

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