Anonymous Member Speaks Out As U.S. Censors/Subpoenas Twitter Hashtags

Dec 27 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

The activist collective group Anonymous is shaking up the system, so much so that because they’ve accomplished many of their goals the Powers that Be have issued a subpoena. The problematic area which one member @DoxCak3 states is, “they’re subpoenaing a hashtag and words.”

Additionally, DoxCak3 stated in our interview that others using the hashtag would also be at risk. Any information that Anonymous has released is public information, therefore, a subpoena should not be required, unless authorities are becoming unnerved by this collective of astute activists. @p0isAn0N, DoxCak3 as well as other members are at risk as well as their loyal following.

The subpoena:

Subpoena on @p0isAn0n @OccupyBoston #BostonPD #d0xcak3(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

Twitter’ s Guidelines for Law enforcement states:

“Private Information Requires a Subpoena or Court Order

In accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, non-public information about Twitter users is not released except as lawfully required by appropriate legal process such as a subpoena, court order, or other valid legal process document. Some information we store is automatically collected, while other information is provided at the user’s discretion. Though we do store this information, it may not be accurate if the user has created a fake or anonymous profile. Twitter doesn’t require email verification or identity authentication.”

To touch on how invasive this is for everyone, if you recall in December of 2010 the U.S. Department of Justice issued a subpoena directing Twitter to hand over of information surrounding WikiLeaks.

The collection of data initially involved over 600,000 Twitter users; that’s everyone that was following Wikileaks at that time. The requisite information included their user names, addresses, telephone numbers, bank account details, and credit card numbers.There’s our government transparency right there. Public information is worthy of a subpoena.

In conclusion, we can only surmise that the system is being shaken to its core over information obtained that was public, but the government needs a scapegoat and/or distraction.

DoxCak3 remains focused stating, “our legal team is working on it.” And this is why I appreciate Anonymous. You can’t subpoena anonymity without the shit hitting the fan.

It’s ‘we the people’ not ‘we the government’.

Everyone is at stake if we allow our government to intervene into our personal lives to the point of obtaining personal data which is not public information.

This quote by Anonymous seems appropriate, “The corrupt fear us, the honest support us, the heroic join us.”

The Powers that Be should be more concerned with, another Anonymous slogan, “we do not forgive.” The persecution of one American for releasing public information is persecution of us all.

Image: CIO America Latina

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