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Mass. ACLU Fights Twitter Subpoena

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Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts are in court Thursday in an effort to stop the social media company Twitter from handing over subscriber information to local prosecutors.

The Suffolk County District Attorney and the Boston Police are investigating the disclosure of personal information about Boston police officers on the Web.

They have subpoenaed Twitter to share subscriber information and IP addresses associated with several Twitter hashtags and handles, including @OccupyBoston.

The lawyers for the ACLU went to court Wednesday to quash the subpoena, but the judge delayed the hearing until Thursday and has sealed all documents for the case in the meantime.

-- You can read the subpoena, below:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/76393350/Subpoena-on-p0isAn0n-OccupyBoston-BostonPD-d0xcak3

This program aired on December 29, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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