Clashes Between Pro-Kurdish Protesters, Police Kill 12 in Turkey
At least 12 people are dead in Turkey after clashes between police and pro-Kurdish protesters who want the government to help Kurds in neighboring Syria battle Islamic State militants.
Eight of the deaths Tuesday happened in the main Kurdish town of Diyabakir in southern Turkey, while others died in Mus, Siirt and Batman.
Turkey's parliament authorized the use of force against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria last week, but the military has not crossed the border to intervene in the Syrian city of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab.
Kurdish fighters in Kobani have spent weeks battling the militants. Turkey's president said Tuesday the town may soon fall without ground action.
微软、 谷歌、 脸书和Dropbox等美国大的科技公司一直反对政府有权要求他们提供用户私人数据。
US Twitter Lawsuit
International microblogging platform Twitter has sued the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI for the right to release more information about government surveillance of its users.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a northern California court. Under current regulations, Twitter cannot reveal certain information about government requests for users' data relating to national security.
Twitter argues that the restrictions violate the right to free speech, as defined by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The firm said it filed the suit in an effort to force the government to be more transparent about personal data requests.
Several of the largest U.S. tech firms, including Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Dropbox, have been fighting government requests for their users' private data.
The government has said that it will publish the total number of national security requests for customer data annually. But Microsoft and Google maintain that they should be able to break out how often the feds request specific user content, such as email conversations.