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As someone who just lets the nonsense fly on Twitter, I should probably be more careful with exactly what nonsense I reveal to the world. So should criminals, apparently, because the social networking site has seen a 52-percent increase in law enforcement requests for account info since the second half of 2014. 56-percent of those requests came from the US, with authorities from Japan, Turkey, and the UK also joining the online hunt. Twitter complied with 58-percent of the requests.

Twitter has also been subjected to more court orders, removal requests, and takedown notices compared to last year, and the folks at Twitter have been filing legal objections where applicable and trying not to instantly comply with requests that violate free speech.

It's not just Twitter that has law enforcement interested, but social networking as a whole. It's baffling the sort of things that people will openly admit to online. There is a level of anonymity available on the Internet, but people have to realize that law enforcement can cut through that anonymity like a hot knife through butter. You can't hide from the cops just because your avatar is an egg.

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