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Twitter Agrees to $150 Million Fine from the FTC Over Past Misuse of Users' Personal Information

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Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million settlement to the FTC over a past misuse of user data. This saw information submitted for personal identification confirmation purposes mistakenly then used in Twitter's ad targeting efforts. Twitter revealed the initial finding in its Q3 2019 results, in which it noted that the correction would have an impact on its overall revenue performance.
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Twitter agrees to $150 million fine for using email addresses to target ads

Twitter has agreed to pay $150 million in civil penalties and implement privacy reforms, according to a Department of Justice press release.

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Twitter Agrees to $150 Million Fine from the FTC Over Past Misuse of Users' Personal Information

The fine stems from a past flaw in Twitter's system which saw personal contact info used for ad targeting.

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