Twitter Agrees to Pay $150 Million FTC Fine for Using Two Factor Authentication as Ruse to Sell Targeted User Data to Advertisers – IOTW Report

Twitter Agrees to Pay $150 Million FTC Fine for Using Two Factor Authentication as Ruse to Sell Targeted User Data to Advertisers

CTH: Two-Factor authentication has always been a platform ruse for gathering data on platform users. Twitter was just one company amid a large number of on-line platforms who pushed “two factor authentication” as a security measure. The real motive of TFA was to gain the user cell phone number in order to gain more specific information about the user.

Today multiple media outlets are reporting the FTC and Twitter have agreed to a settlement where Twitter will pay a $150 million settlement for violating user privacy and selling user data. Twitter collected cell phone and email account information for users under the auspices of user security. However, Twitter actually planned to use the cell phone and email data to see a more comprehensive package of user identification to advertisers. read more

7 Comments on Twitter Agrees to Pay $150 Million FTC Fine for Using Two Factor Authentication as Ruse to Sell Targeted User Data to Advertisers

  1. They should be forced to pay those defrauded, not the greedy fukkin gov’t.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  2. In an unrelated story, I noticed an icon that popped up in the status bar and went away yesterday. Went to the permissions and usage bit in settings, and found Google took a picture with my camera in the background.

    Turned that shit off.

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  3. And, after robbing the innocent victim, Twitter, the profiteers who bought the information will be executed? Right?

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  4. Social Media companies sell the people who think that they are the customers.

    If it’s free, then YOU are the product.

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  5. Next time you’re at a party, check out who’s got the weeping sores all over. You’ll then know who’s been b*ttf*cking.

    Follow me for more socializing tips.

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