Twitter has been directed to hand over three months activities by NY district attorney

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Micro blogging platform Twitter has come under fire by US court due to online privacy policy as it has been ordered by a court to release tweets relating to an Occupy Brooklyn Bridge march last year,which resulted in more than 700 arrests. 

Twitter has been directed to hand over three months activities

It has become trends issue of online privacy and free speech in the United States.Here is the full story of breaking privacy policy as Twitter has been directed to hand over three months activities by NY district attorney.
1.What court says to Twitter:-
New York's district attorney ruled that Twitter should hand over three months’worth of Occupy activists’messages connected with an OWS protester arrested last year.The ruling comes in the case of Malcolm Harris,an active Twitter user,who has been charged with disorderly conduct during an Occupy protest last year.Manhattan district attorney's office has been after Harris'tweets,claiming that the messages posted point to the fact that he knew that police had ordered protesters not to walk on the Brooklyn Bridge's roadway .
2.What the defense team says:-
The defense team of the 700 Occupy members arrested during the October 1 march have hinted that the NYPD seemed to have escorted them onto the bridge before arresting them. The latest decision by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. is the second ruling that gives law-enforcers the right to subpoena messages posted through social media.
3.History of court order on privacy:-
Earlier in March,a judge ordered a company to hand over information about the Occupy Boston movement."If you post a tweet,just like if you scream it out the window,there is no reasonable expectation of privacy,"Judge Sciarrino explained in his latest decision, reports Reuters in last night.
4.Court refusal of twitter argument:-
The judge rejected Twitter's argument that its users have an expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.In response to the case,Twitter has said:"We continue to have a steadfast commitment to our users and their rights."But the prosecutors "look forward to Twitter's complying and to moving forward with the trial,"Daniel Alonso,Manhattan's chief assistant district attorney told the Chicago Tribune.
5.Media report on privacy online:-
According to the Wall Street Journal,Harris' lawyer,Martin Stolar,said that the judge cannot apply "pre-21st century law" to rule on issues of modern technology.
This judgement has risen the question mark on online privacy policy of the any websites or blog has promised to the users is value less because they have no such control on their privacy.Recently it is seen that a lots of countries has applied this tactics to discriminating the privacy of users.We feel shocked when the top speaker of free speech, democracy and human rights is USA but this is their own policy of free speech ?

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