Leaked Twitter User Personal Data

Leaked Twitter User

Leaked Twitter User  As many as 230 million personal data of Twitter users are alleg to have been leak from the social media platform. Bloomberg and other media outlets report that the leaked data contains the names and email addresses of politicians, journalists and bankers, among others. Experts say the data leak happened in 2021 because of a flaw in Twitter’s software.

Some expressed concern that leaked information could lead to hacking, phishing and other abuses.

Alon Gal, co-founder of Israeli cybersecurity consultancy Hudson Rock, was the first to point to the data breach. He wrote on social media that the incident one of the most significant leaks he had ever seen. The US Federal Trade Commission, or FTC, has been watching Twitter more closely about how it manages personal data.

Observers are focus on what action the social media giant will take as many workers. Including engineers.  Laid off or left the company after Elon Musk took ownership last October.

Leaked Twitter User Personal Data

Political Ads

The Associated Press (AP) news agency reports Twitter will ease its three-year ban on political advertising, the latest change by Elon Musk as he tries to boost revenue after buying the social media platform last year. The Company’s tweet Tuesday night explained “we are relaxing our advertising policies for destination-based advertising in the US.”

“We also plan to expand the political advertising we allow in the coming weeks,” the company said from its Twitter Safety account. Twitter banned all political ads in 2019, responding to growing concerns about the spread of misinformation on social media.

At the time, CEO Jack Dorsey said while internet advertising was powerful and effective for commercial advertisers. “That power carries significant risks to politics, because it can used to influence voices to affect the lives of millions of people.” The latest move appears to be a break from the policy, which has banned advertisements by elected or appointed candidates, political parties or government officials. Political ads make up a large portion of Twitter’s overall revenue, accounting for less than $3 million of total spending on the 2018 US midterm elections.