Is it all over for the social media giant?
Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Twitter. Elon Musk has backed out of the deal and is now going to drag them through court…
A former high-level Twitter executive, Peiter Zatko, recently came out against the company…
And now? Those claims from that same whistleblower have prompted a Congressional probe into the social media platform for its numerous alleged consumer violations and security vulnerabilities.
Twitter has long managed to evade the long arm of the federal government by doing its bidding, but is that all about to change?
Nothing lasts forever and I don’t think the network will be able to outlive all the negative publicity and the growing mountain of scandals…
Here’s what Zatko recently told CNN and how this all feeds into the current Congressional probe:
#BREAK A former Twitter executive, its head of security, has turned whistleblower.
He alleges grave security problems at the company that he says are a risk to national security and democracy.
His first TV interview here:https://t.co/QU823RBnN1 pic.twitter.com/krh7WVOrhe
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) August 23, 2022
i mean really
twitter did the devil's work
now do you really think the devil's investigation into twitter will yield much?
— Eye Patch Jack (@eyepatchjack) August 25, 2022
The Epoch Times reports:
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement that he is looking into Zatko’s allegations.
“The whistleblower’s allegations of widespread security failures at Twitter, willful misrepresentations by top executives to government agencies, and penetration of the company by foreign intelligence raise serious concerns,” he said.
Peiter Zatko, who oversaw Twitter’s security from 2020 until he was fired six months ago, submitted reports outlining his claims to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. https://t.co/rtK6X7xusB
— Bloomberg Law (@BLaw) August 25, 2022
Peiter Zatko, who was previously Twitter's head of security, is now a whistleblower. He warns that Twitter has major security problems that pose a threat to users' personal information, to company shareholders, to national security, and to democracy. https://t.co/LLeNeQmFYy
— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) August 23, 2022
The New York Post states:
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Sept. 13 with Twitter’s former security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko to discuss allegations from his whistleblower complaint that the social media company misled regulators.