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U.S. judge allows Twitter lawsuit over surveillance to move forward

FILE PHOTO - A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken March 22, 2016.

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A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) could move forward with a lawsuit that aims to free technology companies to speak more openly about surveillance requests they receive from the U.S. government.

The U.S. government had failed to show the kind of "clear and present danger" that could possibly justify restraints Twitter's constitutional right to talk about surveillance requests, U.S. District...