Twitter Misused Private Security Info to Help Advertisers (page 2)

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it “unintentionally” used phone numbers and email addresses for advertising purposes even though the information was provided by users for two-factor authentication. According to Twitter, no personal data was shared with the company’s third-party partners, and the “issue that allowed this to occur” has been addressed. As of September 17th, phone numbers and email addresses are now only collected for security purposes, Twitter said. “We cannot say with certainty how many people were impacted by this,” Twitter said in a blog post disclosing the security mishap. “We’re very sorry this happened and are taking steps to make sure we don’t make a mistake like this again.” Over the past year, Facebook has... Continue reading…

Twitter Misused Private Security Info to Help Advertisers

Twitter says it inadvertently used private information, provided by users for the purpose of protecting their accounts, to help companies target them with ads.Read more...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Gizmodo

Twitter says user data meant for security purposes may have gone to advertisers

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday email addresses and phone numbers uploaded by users to meet its security requirements may have been 'inadvertently' used for advertising purposes.

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Reuters Technology

Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads

Twitter has said it used phone numbers and email addresses, provided by users to set up two-factor authentication on their accounts, to serve targeted ads. In a disclosure Tuesday, the social ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from TechCrunch

Twitter misused security information for advertising purposes - CNET

You might have given your phone number to Twitter for two-factor authentication. The company said that number could have been used for advertising.

Tue 8 Oct 19 from CNET

Twitter admits it used info shared for security to target ads

If you provided an email address or phone number to Twitter for two-factor authentication, Twitter may . Twitter said on Tuesday that it inadvertently helped advertisers target ads using personal ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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