The Twitter Coup Sources and Additional Information

Jason Goodman
5 min readDec 22, 2022

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Sources and Additional Information

March 20, 2007 — FBI Use of National Security Letters https://www.c-span.org/video/?197219-1/fbi-national-security-letters

March 21, 2007 — The FBI’s Use of National Security Letters and Section 215 Requests for Business Recordshttps://oig.justice.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/070321.pdf

January 2008 — National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Forcehttps://www.fbi.gov/investigate/cyber/national-cyber-investigative-joint-task-force

https://irp.fas.org/offdocs/nspd/nspd-54.pdf

March 2008 — Alumnus runs for Congress in Virginiahttps://www.gwhatchet.com/2008/03/03/alumnus-runs-for-congress-in-virginia/

November 2008 — How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks’ Powerhttps://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/business/media/10carr.html

November 2008 — Election Blog: How Did Obama Win? The Top 10 Reasons https://www.mercurynews.com/2008/11/04/election-blog-how-did-obama-win-the-top-10-reasons/

December 2008 — Domestic Investigations and Operations Guidehttps://int.nyt.com/data/int-shared/nytdocs/docs/264/264.pdf

January 2009– Authority of Acting FBI Officials to Sign National Security Letters

https://www.justice.gov/olc/file/2009-01-16-acting-fbi-nsl/download

January 2010 — A Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Use of Exigent Letters and Other Informal Requests for Telephone Recordshttps://www.oversight.gov/sites/default/files/oig-reports/s1001r.pdf

April 2010 — Conyers: FBI Broke the Law and General Counsel’s Office, Headed by Valerie Caproni, Sanctioned It and Must Face Consequences

https://web.archive.org/web/20100419051249/http:/judiciary.house.gov/news/100414.html

October 2010 — Opinion: Facebook lobbies California on online privacy act (but shhh — don’t tell anyone) https://www.latimes.com/archives/blogs/top-of-the-ticket/story/2010-10-28/opinion-facebook-lobbies-california-on-online-privacy-act-but-shhh-dont-tell-anyone

November 2010 — Twitter Now Has A D.C. Presence; Hires Adam Sharp As Government Liaison

https://techcrunch.com/2010/11/04/twitter-now-has-a-d-c-presence-hires-adam-sharp-as-government-liaison/

November 2010 — Twitter hires first D.C. staffer. But don’t call Adam Sharp a lobbyisthttps://www.latimes.com/archives/blogs/top-of-the-ticket/story/2010-11-04/opinion-twitter-hires-first-d-c-staffer-but-dont-call-adam-sharp-a-lobbyist

November 2010 — Twitter Hires C-SPAN’s Sharp in DChttps://www.prweek.com/article/1265866/twitter-hires-c-spans-sharp-dc

January 2011 — Twitter, as a Helpmate, Goes to Capitol Hillhttps://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/us/politics/30twitter.html

February 2011 — GOING DARK: LAWFUL ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE IN THE FACE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-112hhrg64581/html/CHRG-112hhrg64581.htm

February 2011 — Newly Released Documents Detail FBI’s Plan to Expand Federal Surveillance Lawshttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/newly-released-documents-detail-fbi-s-plan-expand

February 2011 — As Online Communications Stymie Wiretaps, Lawmakers Debate Solutions https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/us/18wiretap.html

April 2011 — An Interview With Twitter’s Forgotten Founder, Noah Glasshttps://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-cofounder-noah-glass-2011-4

June 2011 — F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Boundshttps://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/us/13fbi.html

May 2012 — FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit https://www.cnet.com/news/privacy/fbi-quietly-forms-secretive-net-surveillance-unit/

August 2012 — A new barometer for the electionhttps://blog.twitter.com/en_us/a/2012/a-new-barometer-for-the-election

February 2013 — Former FBI official questioned on abuse of intelligence-gathering toolshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/former-fbi-official-questioned-on-abuse-of-intelligence-gathering-tools/2013/02/04/b228c4dc-6eef-11e2-aa58-243de81040ba_story.html

March 19, 2013 — Grassley Judiciary Committee letter to the OIG https://www.grassley.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/judiciary/upload/Caproni-03-19-13-letter-to-OIG-requesting-information.pdf

March 20, 2013 — New Technologies, National Security, and the Lawhttps://www.c-span.org/video/?311627-1/technologies-national-security-law

April 2013 — You’re Not Really Following @BarackObama on Twitter https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/04/youre-not-following-barackobama-twitter/316523/

June 2013 — Privacy Advocates: With PRISM, FBI Has No ‘Going Dark’ Argumenthttps://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/06/07/privacy-advocates-with-prism-fbi-has-no-going-dark-argument

June 2013 — Grassley Talks About B. Todd Jones, Tony West, Valerie Caproni, Metal Theft Legislationhttps://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-talks-about-b-todd-jones-tony-west-valerie-caproni-metal-theft

September 2013 — Former FBI Lawyer Who Oversaw Years Of Fourth Amendment Violations By The Agency Nominated For Federal Judge Seathttps://www.techdirt.com/2013/09/09/former-fbi-lawyer-who-oversaw-years-fourth-amendment-violations-agency-nominated-federal-judge-seat/

January 2014 — Wielding A Pen And A Phone, Obama Goes It Alone

https://www.npr.org/2014/01/20/263766043/wielding-a-pen-and-a-phone-obama-goes-it-alone

October 2014 — FBI again claims it’s Going Dark thanks to encryptionhttps://www.csoonline.com/article/2834837/fbi-again-claims-its-going-dark-thanks-to-privacy-solutions-like-encryption.html

October 2014 — Vivian Schiller Departs as Twitter’s Head of News https://archive.nytimes.com/bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/schiller-departs-as-twitters-head-of-news/

October 2017 — Twitter News Head Vivian Schiller Out in Media Unit Consolidation https://www.vox.com/2014/10/8/11631744/twitter-news-head-vivian-schiller-out

February 2015 — Obama Calls for New Cooperation to Wrangle the ‘Wild West’ Internet https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/business/obama-urges-tech-companies-to-cooperate-on-internet-security.html

February 2015 — Executive Order 13691 — Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing - https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/13/executive-order-promoting-private-sector-cybersecurity-information-shari

February 2015 — Privacy Versus Security in Silicon Valleyhttps://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/stanford-obama-tim-cook-privacy-security

March 2015 — President Obama Taps Twitter Vet Jason Goldman As White House’s First Chief Digital Officerhttps://techcrunch.com/2015/03/24/president-obama-taps-twitter-vet-jason-goldman-as-white-houses-first-chief-digital-officer/

May 2015 — Tech Giants Urge Obama to Reject Policies That Weaken Encryption -

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/technology/tech-giants-urge-obama-to-reject-policies-that-weaken-encryption-technology.html

September 2015 — How Twitter plays offense in D.C. https://www.cnn.com/2015/02/03/politics/twitter-washington-office

October 2015 — Obama Won’t Seek Access to Encrypted User Data https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/us/politics/obama-wont-seek-access-to-encrypted-user-data.html

October 2016 — Obama Brought Silicon Valley to Washington https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/magazine/barack-obama-brought-silicon-valley-to-washington-is-that-a-good-thing.html

October 2016 — Lawful hacking and the case for a strategic approach to “Going Dark” https://www.brookings.edu/research/lawful-hacking-and-the-case-for-a-strategic-approach-to-going-dark/

January 2017 — Encryption and the Updated January 25, 2017 “ Going Dark ” Debate https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R44481

February 2018 — OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL Unit Chief https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/unit-chief-5

March 2018 — FBI has a unit solely devoted to its ‘going dark’ problem https://www.cyberscoop.com/fbi-going-dark-iphone5c-encryption-ig-report/

March 2018 — A Special Inquiry Regarding the Accuracy of FBI Statements Concerning its Capabilities to Exploit an iPhone Seized During the San Bernardino Terror Attack Investigationhttps://oig.justice.gov/reports/2018/o1803.pdf

September 2018–10 questions with Adam Sharphttps://www.fromthedesk.org/10-questions-adam-sharp/

September 2021 — Shining Light on the “Going Dark” Phenomenon: U.S. Efforts to Overcome the Use of End-to-End Encryption by Islamic State Supporters https://harvardnsj.org/2021/09/shining-light-on-the-going-dark-phenomenon-u-s-efforts-to-overcome-the-use-of-end-to-end-encryption-by-islamic-state-supporters/

October 2021 — Stacia Cardille

September 2022 — Audit of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of the General Counsel in National Security Matters https://oig.justice.gov/sites/default/files/reports/22-116.pdf

October 2022 — Foreign Actors Likely to Use Information Manipulation Tactics for 2022 Midterm Elections -

https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/PSA-information-activities_508.pdf

December 2022 — THE TWITTER FILES: PART 7https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMD/status/1604871630613753856

December 2022 — x` -https://www.techdirt.com/2022/12/20/no-the-fbi-is-not-paying-twitter-to-censor/

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