'TWITTER' gives NYPD info on account behind threats to Mike Tyson Show on Broadway (VIDEO)Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:37
'TWITTER' gives NYPD info on account behind threats to Mike Tyson Show on Broadway (VIDEO)
(CBS News) NEW YORK - The social network Twitter is in the middle of a dispute pitting counter-terrorism and security against privacy and free speech.
The issue is how far authorities can go when lives could be at risk.
Twitter was subpoenaed late Tuesday as part of a New York Police Department investigation into threats reminiscent of the July 20 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, in which 12 people were killed and dozens wounded.
Twitter complied with the subpoena, giving police the private information of the user making threats against a theater in Manhattan, and NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told The Associated Press investigators are using the info "as part of our ongoing investigation."