So companies are responding to this leak this week by saying, not us, we’re not doing it. Effectively, they`re saying, if it is happening, it is happening against our will. We would never given a chance to say no, would have said no.
And here is the problem with understanding how that could be so. Why is Twitter not on the list of companies? Why is Twitter not on the list of companies that the NSA says it’s got in this thing?
This is the slide that leaked right? This April 2013 slide, which shows supposedly all of the companies that the NSA says are in this program. You know, Yahoo and Google, Facebook and all the rest of them. Twitter is just as big a company as all those companies. Twitter handled just as much as private information, just as much potentially identifying information, including geolocating information as any of those companies.
NSA and FBI want all of those other companies but not Twitter data? Are they not interested with Twitter data? Or did they ask Twitter for access to their users data and Twitter said no? They would not let them have it, so they`re not the on the list but all of the other companies are?