Latest Privacy

The Hacker News

You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads

By Swati Khandelwal 09 Oct 2019 at 09:10

After exposing private tweets, plaintext passwords, and personal information for hundreds of thousands of its users, here is a new security blunder social networking company Twitter admitted today. Twitter announced that the phone numbers and email addresses of some users provided for two-factor authentication (2FA) protection had been used for targeted advertising purposes—though the company said it was 'unintentional.'

Read more