A Tech Firm Is Resisting Justice Department's Request For User Data Who Visited Anti-Trump Site

Submitted by: kalron27 2 months ago in News & Politics Tech


The Washington Post is reporting that the Justice Department has demanded more than 1.3 million IP addresses from an LA-based tech company called Dreamhost (a web hosting provider) to identify visitors to DisruptJ20.org, a website that was set up to organize political protests against the current U.S. administration.

In addition, the article states "The request also covers emails between the site’s organizers and people interested in attending the protests, any deleted messages and files, as well as subscriber information — such as names and addresses — and unpublished photos and blog posts that are stored in the site’s database".

Do these requests from the Department of Justice violate privacy and right to assemble by attempting to single out and intimidate those who do not agree with the Trump administration?
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Male 6,158
I have just one thing to say about the Trump's rant today, WOW just wow. He Majorly showed support for the racist groups. He laid all the blame on the anti faschist protestors. My neice was there and says it was the Nazis that started the brawl when they tried to vandalize the Jefferson statue in VA State University
But this was not mentioned in the news
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Where's 5cats? He's notoriously missing from any thread where he can't attack liberals for some bullshit.
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F-A-C-I-S-M
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Male 5,475
4 simple words folks:
  1. death
  2. to
  3. the
  4. presidency
gather in numbers, chant them, grow in numbers, chant them, be peaceful and chant them, and eventually you will win.
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Male 1,798
monkwarrior Put up, or shut up.
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Male 5,475
whosaidwhat ahah too bad you're like 10+ years behind the times dude.
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Male 1,798
monkwarrior Put up, or shut up.
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Male 5,475
whosaidwhat still 10+ years behind, huh?
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Male 39,955
monkwarrior I think deposing him is enough.  Don't have to kill him. Though I'm not surprised that was your response.
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Male 5,475
Gerry1of1 im not talking anything about killing any one at all, don't get the wrong idea.
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Male 1,138
Maybe, just maybe, they have info that some sort of terrorist attack was/is being planned through that site?  That's really the only way I can see this being even semi-legal and I really doubt even that.  This just seems really wrong.
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Male 5,027
Why would the justice department think this is in any way constitutional?
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Male 6,077
Sounds like the next step will be moving all the Jews into ghettos and requiring that they wear visible stars and get identifying tattoos.
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Male 3,496
At first glance, I honestly thought they were talking about IAB lol.
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Male 20,917
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Male 4,153
fancylad Hahaha!
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Male 4,153
Hmmm, well it looks like it's not just a request but a warrant issued by a fed court so you would really need to know why it was issued. Ultimately though, of course the Constitutionality is a question for the SCOTUS.
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Male 1,347
trimble Stop making sense. It will only get you into trouble.
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Male 20,917
Making lists.
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Male 6,158
fancylad ~Skitters in and Whips out old Timey Microphone and sings~ "Trump's making a list, He's checking it twice , He will find out who's Fascist or nice... Trumpstapo is coming to town" ~Bows and skitters out~
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