Nettime mailing list archives

Re: <nettime> DOJ wins access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts
Morlock Elloi on Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:46:32 +0100 (CET)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: <nettime> DOJ wins access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts

"Social networking" business is insepararable from surveillance.

Companies running servers implementing "social networking"
applications must retain all kinds of logs and records because that's
the only way to monetize users, and governments will always be able to
get those records, one way or another.

Without keeping records, there is no business model for them. Note
that US libraries got around this problem by destroying records, but
they could do it because they are (were) funded in a different way.

Asking these corporations not to hand records over demonstrates
alarmingly increasing stupidity.

> [Twitter was lauded back in January when it challenged the subpoena
> for records (while others (Google? Facebook?), which were presumably
> handed the same subpoena, did not). The judge's argument is a fine


#  distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime>  is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info: http://mail.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l
#  archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nettime {AT} kein.org