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Windows 7: Personal information and ads on Twitter

1 Week Ago   #1

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Personal information and ads on Twitter

We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication) this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system.

Tailored Audiences is a version of an industry-standard product that allows advertisers to target ads to customers based on the advertiser's own marketing lists (e.g., email addresses or phone numbers they have compiled). Partner Audiences allows advertisers to use the same Tailored Audiences features to target ads to audiences provided by third-party partners. When an advertiser uploaded their marketing list, we may have matched people on Twitter to their list based on the email or phone number the Twitter account holder provided for safety and security purposes. This was an error and we apologize.

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. No personal data was ever shared externally with our partners or any other third parties. As of September 17, we have addressed the issue that allowed this to occur and are no longer using phone numbers or email addresses collected for safety or security purposes for advertising.

We’re very sorry this happened and are taking steps to make sure we don’t make a mistake like this again. If you have any questions, you may contact Twitter's Office of Data Protection through this form.

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1 Week Ago   #2

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

Can't say I'm shocked by this revelation. Twitter is no better than Facebook!
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1 Week Ago   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Kinda like this?

This is what happens when social media wants to know everything about you. I can see an email address, but a phone number?! They should just implement Authy and that's it. No email or phone 2FA which is inherently weak anyways. I use Authy myself with Twitter, but I can easily select the option of a hacker paradise SMS message for 2FA or email. PayPal even does this despite using an App for 2FA. These companies need to cut out email and phone number 2FA and just mandate Authy or another 2FA App.

Again, SMS and email 2FA is weak. And here we see it's been comprised by their neglect. I smell a class action lawsuit worth millions where people get a whole 50 cents in the mail.
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