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The DA's office has sent subpoenas to Twitter asking for the data of a handful of people arrested last year as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Twitter has been sending those users the text of the subpoenas via email.
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Jeff Rae, an Occupier who received one of those emails, decided to publish it online.
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— Jeff Rae (@jeffrae) March 12, 2012
"We are writing to inform you that Twitter has received legal process. . .requesting information regarding your Twitter account, @jeffrae," reads the email. "The legal process requires Twitter to produce documents related to your account."
In the email, Twitter goes on to notify Rae that the company will respond to New York's subpoena in seven days, unless he notifies Twitter that he intends to "quash" the legal process. It also suggests that Rae "may wish" to speak with a lawyer about the matter.
Attached to Twitter's email was the subpoena itself, in which Twitter is "commanded" to hand over "all public tweets" from mid-September to the end of October of last year.