Last week, the Manhattan District Attorney's office subpoenaed Twitter, Inc. for any information the company might have pertaining to the identity of @bicyclelobby, a parody account created last year as a response to the ravings of Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz. The f ... More >>
Animal Farm: 2013, 1998, 1954, 1946, 1879 Molasses Books Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., free This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy wrote a politically charged parody a mere 14 delicate days after the 9/11 attacks and barely sidestepped legal action, but not witho ... More >>
Twitter rolled over in court today, turning over a fat sheaf of records subpoenaed by prosecutors in the case of Malcolm Harris, one of the people arrested last fall in a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. In what is shaping up to be a landmark case for privacy in the digital era, prosecutors had dema ... More >>
A Manhattan judge today ruled against Twitter, arguing that it had to turn over a protester's tweets to prosecutors, without the account user's consent and without a warrant. When we last checked in on the case of Malcolm Harris, a writer at The New Inquiry and one of 700 people arrested on the Bro ... More >>
Running for Congress, George Martinez calls himself the Occupiers' candidate. The rest of the movement isn't so sure.
Twitter messages, obviously, are public. That's the point of social media: to share, to broadcast. But one of the reasons people continue to tweet -- and to post incriminating photographs of their youthful kegstands on Facebook -- is the illusion that they have some measure of control over what they ... More >>
Two and a half months after the fact, Gawker's Adrian Chen has identified the guy who fooled Occupy Wall Street into thinking that Radiohead was going to play a free show at Zuccotti Park. It's this guy Malcolm Harris who writes for lit-mag The New Inquiry. He says he and his friends thought ... More >>