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Twitter to Pay $150M Penalty over Privacy of Users’ Data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users’ data over a six-year span. The Justice Department and …

Do Claims Against Musk Raise a Legal Issue for his Companies and Twitter Deal?

A report saying Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk’s company SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual harassment claims by a flight attendant on a private jet comes as he eyes a takeover of Twitter. Below is an overview of some of …

Tesla Stockholders Ask Judge to Silence Musk in Fraud Case

DETROIT (AP) — A group of Tesla shareholders suing CEO Elon Musk over some 2018 tweets about taking the company private is asking a federal judge to order Musk to stop commenting on the case. Lawyers for stockholders of the …

Twitter Seeks to Settle 2016 Class Action Lawsuit For $800M

Twitter Inc said on Monday it would pay $809.5 million to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit accusing the social media company of deceiving investors about how often people used its platform. The settlement resolved a case that had been …

Lemonade’s Tweet About AI-Driven Fraud Detection Sparks Public Relations Crisis

Lemonade, a five-year-old insurer that went public last year, generated an online uproar with a Twitter post that boasted about its AI-based fraud-detection skills, forcing the carrier to walk back its comments. Lemonade on Wednesday deleted a tweet that said …

Search Warrant Served on Teen for Twitter Hack, NYT Reports

The FBI on Tuesday served a search warrant on a 16-year-old related to his alleged role in the July 15 hack on Twitter Inc., the New York Times reported. The youth was believed to have played a significant role in …

Spies in Silicon Valley: Twitter Breach Tied to Saudi Dissident Arrests

An internal breach at Twitter Inc. a half decade ago yielded data that was later used by Saudi Arabia to harass or arrest people critical of the government, according to lawsuits, human rights groups and the relative of a person …

Twitter’s Security Woes Included Broad Access to User Accounts

Twitter Inc. has struggled for years to police the growing number of employees and contractors who have the ability to reset users’ accounts and override their security settings, a problem that Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey and the board were …

Sources Say More Than 1,000 People at Twitter Had Ability to Aid Hack of Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to …

Before Hack Tore Through Twitter, Online Forum Offered Accounts for Sale

Before a hacking campaign tore through Twitter and compromised some of its most high-profile users, an ad went up on a gray market site that facilitates the trade of user accounts for many popular websites including Twitter. For $250 in …