US Judge Blocks Twitter’s Bid to Prove Government Surveillance Requests

Twitter won’t be in a position to show surveillance requests it received from the US government following a federal judge approved government discussions that this was supposed to damage national security after a close week-long legal battle.

The social networking firm had sued the US Department of Justice from 2014 to be permitted to show, within its”Draft Transparency Report”, the surveillance requests it received. It contended that its free-speech rights were being violated by not being permitted to disclose the particulars.

US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers awarded the government’s petition to dismiss Twitter’s litigation in an eleven page arrangement registered in the US District Court for Northern California.

The judge ruled Friday that granting Twitter’s petition”will be likely to result in grave or grave harm to the national security”

Twitter had resisted the Justice Department in its own conflict with national agencies as the online business’s self-described winner of free speech looking for the best to disclose the area of all US government surveillance.

The litigation had followed months of fruitless discussions with the authorities and had indicated an escalation in the online industry’s struggle over government gag orders to the character and variety of requests for personal consumer info.

Tech firms were trying to clarify their connections with US law enforcement and spying agencies in the aftermath of revelations by former National Security Agency builder Edward Snowden that summarized the thickness of U.S. spying capacities.

Through using confidential declarations, the Justice Department managed to demonstrate that showing the precise amount of national safety letters from 2014, as requested by Twitter, introduced a threat to national security, Friday’s order stated.

Twitter didn’t immediately respond to Reuters’ petition for comment.

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