The DoJ Gets TMI With Iceland
pic credit: Popular Science, March 1963 (via Modern Mechanix)
This, my friends, is why it's a bad idea to act like an ass on the Internet. They know where you are, it's just a matter of whether or not your government is reasonable about who can request access to that information.
The American ambassador to Iceland has been summoned to explain why US officials are trying to access the Twitter account of an Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks collaborator.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, revealed last week that the US justice department had asked Twitter to hand over her information. The US authorities are trying to build a criminal case against the website after its huge leaks of classified US information.
"[It is] very serious that a foreign state, the United States, demands such personal information of an Icelandic person, an elected official," the interior minister, Ogmundur Jonasson, told Icelandic broadcaster RUV. "This is even more serious when put [in] perspective and concerns freedom of speech and people's freedom in general," he added.
Maybe they can dispatch Frederic Mishkin to Iceland, he can swap a glowing review of Iceland's new finances (like he did the last ones that imploded) in exchange for forgiveness of our completely out-of-line intrusion. Sorry, Iceland, here we think that's an OK way to treat our own people as well so we just figured you'd be complacent enough not to care.
I may have to find a new line of work if this keeps up, we know they will not allow the revolution to be televised.