Do You Know if Your Tweets Are Protected by Law? (Updated)

You say terrible things on Twitter, and terrible things in private, and really goddamn terrible things in private on Twitter. And that's OK! Because according to a ruling following a subpoena for protected tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protestor—which Twitter protested—your tweets are your business.

Update: The ruling is actually the opposite—your protected tweets are NOT protected. Twitter has appealed the decision and judges will soon decide if Twitter users have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their protected tweets

The ruling—which says your tweets can't be used against you in a court of law—has to do with a reasonable expectation of privacy, and something to do with mail, or whatever. Who cares. You can say whatever the hell you want on Twitter—if your tweets are protected—and it will (probably) stay private! If you want the actual details with real facts (probably important), check our the full piece over at Buzzfeed. [Buzzfeed]