Privacy Police

Twitter Refuses NYPD Request for Info on User Threatening to Shoot Up Midtown Theater

(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid)

When a NYPD request for information is about a fairly minor legal issue like a disorderly conduct arrest during a massive protest, it seems easy to side with the privacy protectors in defense of Twitter’s actions to refuse to cough up that info. But what if the NYPD requests information for a user reportedly threatening to stage a massacre in a Broadway theater showing a Mike Tyson play? That makes things a little dicier, huh? Read More