In another raid upon our privacy, Twitter has admitted that they opened up their own databases with personally identifiable information to serve targeted ads. This is a clear violation of security, as they allowed advertisers to match twitter users to phone numbers. How is this a violation? Your phone number is part of two-factor authentication, and now those advertisers have a potential to access your account.

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 media giant said it did not know how many users were impacted. The issue stemmed from the company’s tailored audiences program, which allows companies […]

Found at techcrunch.com

Skip to toolbar