Email addresses & phone numbers of users 'inadvertently' used for advertising: Twitter

The social networking service seeks apology in a blog post, says no personal data shared externally with partners or other third parties

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Oct 9, 2019 5:28 PM Updated: Oct 9, 2019 5:28 PM
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Twitter has issued an apology, saying email addresses and phone numbers uploaded by users to meet the social networking service’s security requirements could have been “inadvertently” used for advertising.

In a blog post, Twitter has said: “This was an error and we apologise…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,” Twitter has said.

The issue was rectified on September 17, the post said. “We’re very sorry this happened and are taking steps to make sure we don’t make a mistake like this again,” it said.

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