Twitter admits to 'inadvertently' exposing data for ad purposes

9th October 2019 News 46 Views

The Washington Post reports Twitter has announced it “inadvertently” used an unspecified number of phone numbers and email addresses for advertising in a system error. “We cannot say with certainty how many people were impacted by this, but in an effort to be transparent, we wanted to make everyone aware,” Twitter said in a statement. “No personal data was ever shared externally with our partners or any other third parties.” Twitter said it may have matched the personal information to a marketer’s list that is generated from advertisers uploading their own contact lists and matching them with Twitter accounts. (Registration may be required to access this story

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