What interests me about this is how well Google censors stuff without any court order, let alone trial.
Google made a big deal about how it had to pullout of China because Chinese law required it to censor search results, but it has no problem following the unlitigated and unmitigated requests from corporate powers.
Well, just to balance the record on human rights a little, let's not forget the Gitmo torture center and that the Land of the Free imprisons the highest number of its people ((per capita & total numbers) mostly people of color or that the US illegally invaded Iraq & Afghanistan.
The US & it's corporate owners already have a better system, yet it goes unnamed.
YouTube has algorithms that check for fair use content, which they immediately remove at the corporation's request. YouTube has vigilantes that scour the Tube looking for anything they find offensive & YT will take it down.
Google reads your email & offers you ads based on the content. Do you really think they don't make that info available to DHS or any other corporate power? The Patriot Act makes it legal.
The Land of the Free ain't a whole lot freer than the boogie men in Russia & China.
Oh & this from your supplied link:
She said she had no idea why her Twitter account was of interest.
"I hope they don't think I am so naive that I would be doing any sort of messaging through the Twitter board of any significance or (that would be) incriminating," she said.
"This shows how nervous the U.S. government is," she said. "I think this should be handled better. I have done nothing illegal."
Good point about the IP addresses. However, if someone is doing something clandestine, they wouldn't be using Twitter and would be using a VPN, at the very least; otherwise they would be flat-out incompetent. (Notice any CIA Tweets recently?)
This story strikes me as just another psy-op program to remind people that Big Brother is really watching. Why the program? Because they can't really watch everyone and can barely watch those they want to watch.
Isn't Twitter kinda like a public forum or somethin?
Are there secret Tweets?
Couldn't they just look at her Twitter page?
OK, subpoena her HushMail account and you've got a story, but this strikes me as a kinda Big Tweet from the FED's.
Everybody notice Big Brother is checking your Tweets...
OTay, job done.
It's not that American's don't know what's going on, but we frankly don't know what to do about it. Revolution can be a messy business.
It's not like we don't bark a little while our testicles are being squeezed for safety. But in the long run we are bound up with mess for fear of losing our property, savings (if any), our social security and our jobs. Kinda like Germany 80 years ago.
I left the US 10 years ago because I saw this coming, but it's hard to get beyond the reach of Uncle Sam, the gansta is everywhere.
WikiLeaks has been around for years. The Iraq dump named names and yet, not one report of a death due to WikiLeaks. In the mean time we have the news of thousands of unreported deaths due to the US military; so in effect, nothing happened.
The last set of WikiLeaks cables shows the Afgan gov to be thoroughly corrupt and nothing has or will happen to change that.
Well that's a bit hyperbolic, there is no way that machine could crank up to several million electron volts. I doubt it can crank higher than your average microwave oven.
Nonetheless, having sold machines like the Therac 25, I am sure that profits and pocket stuffing were a more important consideration than was public safety was in the implementation of this technology.
You can be sure that members of Congress will not be scanned. You can be sure that former government officials will profit from this program.
How ironic that "government" that violates the 4th amendment by snooping own its own citizens without warrant or due process is trying like the little dutch boy to plug the leak with its little pentagonal finger, while completely ignoring that the whirld is now & forever changed.
As McLuhan noted wayback in 1969: The day of the individualist, of privacy, of fragmented or “applied” knowledge, of “points of view” and specialist goals is being replaced by the over-all awareness of a mosaic world in which space and time are overcome by television, jets and computers — a simultaneous, “all-at-once” world in which everything resonates with everything else as in a total electrical field...
Oh & by the way, the US military is a dictatorship & acts accordingly. Interesting that it now has its own Great Fire Wall just like China. But if you get a VPN then wikileaks is ok. Okey Dokey Smokey