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Twitter sues US government for details of user surveillance

Twitter suing the US Department of Justice and the FBI to provide more details about the extent of US government surveillance.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, follows an agreement between internet companies like Google and Microsoft with the government about court orders they receive related to surveillance.

"We've tried to achieve the level of transparency our users deserve without litigation, but to no avail," Twitter said in ablog post.

Twitter said it was "asking the court to declare these restrictions on our ability to speak about government surveillance as unconstitutional under the First Amendment."

Jennifer Lawrence on hacked photos: 'It's a sex crime'

Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out for the first time about a series of private nude photos of her which hackers posted online, calling the act a "violation" and a "sex crime".

Jennifer Lawrence said that anyone who looked at her leaked nude photos was Credit: PA

“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” the 24-year-old Hunger Games star told Vanity Fair.

"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change," she said.

"I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."

And in response to critics who said she shouldn't have taken the pictures in the first place, she said: "I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you."


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