Early yesterday, we [Twitter] were contacted by two blog journalists who had just been offered internal business documents stolen from Twitter by a hacker. . . .
Twitter is more than jotted-down notes from a handful of meetings. Our future will be shaped by the passion and inventiveness of everyone who uses Twitter and through the execution of our ideas. Nevertheless, the publication of stolen documents is irresponsible and we absolutely did not give permission for these documents to be shared. Out of context, rudimentary notes of internal discussions will be misinterpreted by current and future partners jeopardizing our business relationships.
So the bloggers were asking for permission from Twitter to publish the documents they received? And then, permission denied, they just quashed them?
It's going to be awesome when Citizen Journalists put the Old MSM out of business!