It was issued on December 14 and ordered sealed — i.e., kept
secret from the targets of the Order. It gave Twitter three days
to respond and barred the company from notifying anyone, including
the users, of the existence of the Order. On January 5, the same
judge directed that the Order be unsealed at Twitter’s request in
order to inform the users and give them 10 days to object; had
Twitter not so requested, it would have been compelled to turn
over this information without the knowledge of its users.
Kudos to Twitter. They didn’t have to ask for this.