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Twitter headquarters, located at 1355 Market St.Twitter headquarters, located at 1355 Market St. (Jason Doiy / The Recorder)

A federal judge in Oakland has turned back a Justice Department request to knock out a case brought by Twitter Inc. seeking to publish information about the number of requests the social media company receives as part of national security investigations. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Thursday denied the DOJ’s motion for summary judgment finding that government didn’t present evidence to show how Twitter’s disclosure of the number and type of national security legal process it received in the latter half of 2013 would pose a threat to the United States.

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