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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who 'Liked' Anti-Trump Facebook Page



https://gizmodo.com/justice-department-drops-request-for-names-of-people-wh-1819448329


IS THIS REAL LIFE? GIZMODO?

that's not real is it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:04 pm 
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no. it's true:
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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is trying to force an internet hosting company to turn over information about everyone who visited a website used to organize protests during President Trump’s inauguration, setting off a new fight over surveillance and privacy limits.

Federal investigators last month persuaded a judge to issue a search warrant to the company, Dreamhost, demanding that it turn over data identifying all the computers that visited its customer’s website and what each visitor viewed or uploaded.

The company says that would result in the disclosure of a large volume of information about people who had nothing to do with the protests. Over 1.3 million requests were made to view pages on the website in the six days after inauguration alone, it said.

Dreamhost is fighting the warrant as unconstitutionally broad.

“In essence, the search warrant not only aims to identify the political dissidents of the current administration, but attempts to identify and understand what content each of these dissidents viewed on the website,” two lawyers for Dreamhost, Raymond Aghaian and Chris Ghazarian, wrote in a court motion opposing the demand.

William Miller, a spokesman for the United States attorney’s office in the District of Columbia, provided court filings in the case but declined to comment. The government’s filing declared that Dreamhost “has no legal basis for failing to produce materials in response to the court’s search warrant.”


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not the same article, but the same vein.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Gizmodo is a tech site. However, I have found that some of the tech focused sites like it and Ars Technica, Engadget, Slashdot, etc. have tended to have better coverage of stories about Russian hacking, social media infiltration, botnets, etc. than the usual political/left/news sites.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:28 am 
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Gizmodo is Univision

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:35 pm 
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this is not good news. par for the course i suppose though. fck us right.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:57 pm 
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I thought it was good news, the Justice Dept backed down when it became clear that the Judge wasn't buying their argument.

However It was bad news when the Justice Dept gave it a try. And there is still some residual bad news aspect about it in that the Justice department only backed down when it looked like they were going to lose the fight. That indicates an intent and willingness to be unjust for their part, and they might try again on some other issue.


In other words I'm calling the Justice department under Sessions guidance a sorry no good pack of Heffalumps and Woozles. They steal honey pots you know.


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