We recently found that some email addresses and phone numbers provided for account security may have been used unintentionally for advertising purposes. This is no longer happening and we wanted to give you more clarity around the situation: https://t.co/bBLQHwDHeQ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 8, 2019
Twitter disclosed Tuesday that it “unintentionally” used some email addresses and phone numbers for advertising even though the information was provided for account security.
Why it matters: It’s the latest example of a tech company misusing user data.
Facebook was recently fined $5 billion for a similar breach of trust!