DOJ Broadens Wikileaks Investigation

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The U.S. Department of Justice has expanded its investigation of WikiLeaks-related accounts to encompass Google and Internet provider

Both companies received secret court orders directing them to turn over information from the e-mail account of Jacob Appelbaum, a hacker and human rights activist who has been affiliated with WikiLeaks, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

CNET has learned that the secret court order is what’s called a 2703(d) order. It’s not as privacy-protective as a traditional search warrant, and some courts have ruled that such orders are unconstitutional when used to read a suspect’s e-mail. Appelbaum has not been charged with a crime.

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