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Twitter 'Unintentionally' Used Some Customer Data Provided for Account Security for Advertising Purposes
Mac Rumors:
Twitter 'Unintentionally' Used Some Customer Data Provided for Account Security for Advertising Purposes


7 days ago


 Additional Sources

 Twitter misused security information for advertising purposes CNET:
Twitter misused security information for advertising purposes
The Verge:
Twitter used phone numbers provided for security to target ads
 Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads Tech Crunch:
Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads
Engadget:
Twitter admits your phone number may have been used for targeting ads
New York Post:
Twitter admits it gave phone numbers, emails to advertisers
 Twitter used 2FA phone numbers for ad targeting ZDNet:
Twitter couldn't say how many users had been impacted by this latest bug.
 Twitter says it ‘unintentionally’ used two-factor phone numbers and emails for ad targeting 9 to 5 Mac:
Twitter says it ‘unintentionally’ used two-factor phone numbers and emails for ad targeting
 Twitter admits users data may have been used for advertising The Financial Express:
Twitter admits users data may have been used for advertising
 Twitter admits it used info shared for security to target ads Fast Company:
Twitter admits it used info shared for security to target ads
 Twitter Apologizes for Using Your Phone Number for Advertising Bleeping Computer:
Twitter Apologizes for Using Your Phone Number for Advertising
Threat Post:
Data collected for two-factor authentication purposes “inadvertently” matched users to targeted-advertising lists, the company admits.
 Twitter Says Users Gadgets 360:
Twitter Says Users' Phone Numbers Provided for Security 'Inadvertently' Used for Ad Purposes
Tech Radar:
Twitter admits it provided security phone numbers and emails for advertising
 Twitter used phone numbers for security to sell ads CBS News:
The company did not disclose how many of its millions of users were affected, but insists privacy issue has been solved
PC Magazine Australia:
Twitter: 2FA Phone Numbers Were Used in Ad Targeting
First Post:
Twitter says users' email address, phone numbers may have been used for advertising
CTV News:
Twitter says it mistakenly used phone numbers for ads
Boing Boing:
Twitter admits two-factor login phone numbers were used for advertising
 Twitter says it used security phone numbers for ad targeting Independent Online:
Twitter says it used security phone numbers for ad targeting
 You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads The Hacker News:
You Gave Your Phone Number to Twitter for Security and Twitter Used it for Ads
 Twitter apologises for using personal information to advertise to users Neowin:
Twitter apologises for using personal information to advertise to users
DNA India:
In a statement, Twitter said it "cannot say with certainty how many people were impacted".
iDownloadBlog:
Twitter says it ‘inadvertently’ used two-factor email addresses, phone numbers for targeted ads
 Twitter misused phone numbers and email addresses for advertising purposes Tech Worm:
Twitter misused phone numbers and email addresses for advertising purposes


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