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WATCH LIVE: Former Twitter Security Chief Testifies Before Congress


Twitter is a massive national security threat…

Everything from the automated bot problem, to the idea that Twitter subverts national conversation in a way that serves increasingly smaller portions of radical activists, and the prevalence of hostile foreign actors on the platform are all causes for concern.

Those social problems are bad enough on their own, but are you aware that Twitter suffers from serious security vulnerabilities that could lead to your sensitive personal info falling into the hands of any Twitter staffer?

This is one of the many security flaws and potential exploits that whistleblower Peiter Zatko is now sounding the alarm about to the American people and the world.

Zatko, the former security chief at Twitter, had this to say to Congress:

The Associated Press had more details:

Among Zatko’s most serious accusations is that Twitter violated the terms of a 2011 FTC settlement by falsely claiming that it had put stronger measures in place to protect the security and privacy of its users.

Zatko also accuses the company of deceptions involving its handling of “spam” or fake accounts, an allegation that is at the core of Musk’s attempt to back out of the Twitter takeover.


Fortune writes:

This makes two publicly traded companies, two boards allegedly misled, and two whistleblowers with inside information and technical expertise identifying cybersecurity failures and misconduct at companies where these kinds of deficiencies have national security implications.

The Aerojet Rocketdyne case was quietly and suddenly settled. It’s unlikely that Twitter will enjoy the same fate.


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