Twitter Apologies After Admitting to User Data leak
Twitter post an apology message after a user data leak. They have admitted that there is no bad intention behind the data leak, it been unintentionally done. Twitter shared data with the Advertising companies and third-party partners of the company.
Twitter has posted fresh blog with data leak apology. it is published the blog post where they wrote that Blog Post contains, they added that without user’s permission data has been shared with the third parties and other advertising companies. They have shared people’s country code, detail about the user’s engagement and information about the ads. These are the basic need for Advertising companies.
In the Blog Post, Twitter Said that “The data involved stayed within Twitter and did not contain things like passwords, email accounts, etc, ” Further included, “We know you will want to know if you were personally affected, and how many people in total were involved. We are still conducting our investigation to determine who may have been impacted.”
With Apologies, they have added the few advisable words for users. They posted, “You trust us to follow your choices and we failed here. We’re sorry-this happened, and are taking steps to make sure we don’t make a mistake like this again,”
They have said to the user that checking the settings now and the issue has been fixed now. This issue has been fixed on 5 August and it takes almost year to fix this issue after hacking. Leak information from twitter is used for the ads and which is mainly used to send the ads on mobile devices. These data have been used in the May and September 2018. And Twitter is involved in the data leak for advertisement purpose. So, After Facebook Cambridge Analytica this is the next leak and now it is fixed.