When some of Twitter’s source code was published on Github earlier this year, the social media company asked a court to compel the co-programming network to reveal the identity of the user who posted it. Now Twitter has it: The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has issued a subpoena against Github, asking it to identify GitHub user “FreeSpeech Enthusiast.” ), email address, social media profile data, and her IP address of the associated user. “
According to The New York Times, internal sources say Twitter executives suspect a disgruntled former employee is responsible for the leak. Depending on the information provided by Github, Twitter can determine if he, one of the thousands of workers laid off after Elon Musk’s acquisition of the company last year, posted the source code.
The order asks Github to identify users who “posted, uploaded, downloaded, or modified data,” in addition to information about the leaker himself. Github says he should have the data by April 3rd.
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