Twitter fined $150m for exploiting users' personal data

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Twitter gathered phone numbers and email addresses for security purposes, but there was a hidden motive, says the FTC
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Twitter gathered phone numbers and email addresses for security purposes, but there was a hidden motive, says the FTC

US authorities fined Twitter $150 million (£119 million) for misusing users' data in order to help sell targeted ads.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) says Twitter violated a 2011 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling when the firm secretly exploited the personal data users handed over for security reasons. Twit...

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