As I’ve done for more than five weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET. For more follow me on Twitter. Read about my latest book on wild, immensely influential election campaign here.
UPDATE: For Saturday’s edition of this blog with full coverage of the DOJ / Twitter / WIkiLeaks action, go here.
11:45 Glenn Greenwald first with details of DOJ subpoena on the below — and the subpoena served on Twitter itself, along with some other names. Key: "The information demanded by the DOJ is sweeping in scope. It includes all mailing addresses and billing information known for the user, all connection records and session times, all IP addresses used to access Twitter, all known email accounts, as well as the "means and source of payment," including banking records and credit cards."
11:35 WikiLeaks twitter feed boasts: "New official Julian Assange defense fund ; let us see Paypal try to close this one down too! http://www.fsilaw.com/." A few minutes later — it’s down.
11:30 Privacy Inc. reviews tonight’s events in the DOJ / Twitter / WIkiLeaks arena. Meanwhile, Twitter issues statement: "It’s our policy 2 notify users about law enforcement…requests for their information, unless…prevented by law."
11:00 Marcy Wheeler: "A note about the Wikileaks subpoena. They’re investigating Assange as a Spy. Which means they could have–but didn’t–use PATRIOT [Act] secrecy."
10:45 NYT just corrected its error in claiming WikiLeaks had published over 250,000 cables not once, not twice, for three times! But who’s counting?
10:35 Official WikiLeaks twitter feed reveals: "There are many WikiLeaks supporters listed in the US Twitter subpoena."
10:25 Of the U.S. DOJ going after Twitter info of Icelandic MP, Evgeny Morozov tweets: "If the Iranian govt asked for DMs of Iranian activists, State Dept would be all over this violation of "Internet freedom." Well, now we know that DM is really short for "dumb."