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Twitter wants to be able to share more information about the scope of the US government’s surveillance of Twitter users. Today it filed a lawsuit in federal court to lift the ban on what it can tell users in its transparency reports. The lawsuit contends that squelching what Twitter can say about surveillance requests is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Currently Twitter is unable to even disclose the amount of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) and NSL (national security letters) court orders received. In a post today, Twitter explained why it has decided to file the suit: We’ve tried to…

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