Tag: Twitter

Twitter admits that phone numbers gathered for account security were used to sell ads

Twitter is supposed to use phone numbers for only the two-factor authentication, but it seems to have been unintentionally used for more than that. Yesterday, Twitter announced that it “unintentionally” used phone numbers and email addresses gathered for account safety and security (including two-factor authentication), for advertising purposes. No personal data was ...

Ruto’s Twitter account hacked

" Anonymous Kenya FUCK YOU GOVERNMENT!William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) ," read one of the offensive tweets. Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto’s Twitter account has been hacked and as usual the Anonymous group has taken responsibility for the act. About 30 minutes after the first tweet by the group on his ...

Twitter Acquires Social Data Provider Gnip

Twitter has acquired Gnip, a social data provider and a long standing Twitter partner to help it analyze its over 500 million Tweets a day. In a blog post, Jana Messerschmidt (@janamal), VP, Global Business Development & Platform at Twitter said, "Every day Twitter users share and discuss their interests ...

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