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Twitter’s former security chief alleges company misled regulators about security, bots
Business · San Francisco

Twitter’s former security chief alleges company misled regulators about security, bots

Coverage: 136 sources
Former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko is alleging that the social media company has major security deficiencies that threaten privacy on the platform and national security more broadly. Some of the security issues allegedly leave the company vulnerable to disinformation, hacking and foreign spying. The disclosure, sent last month to Congress and federal agencies, paints a picture of a chaotic and reckless environment.See the Story
Instagram fined €405M for violating kids’ privacy
Europe · Dublin

Instagram fined €405M for violating kids’ privacy

43% Left coverage: 61 sources
The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined Meta-owned social media platform Instagram €405 million for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation. The fine, which is the second-highest fine under the GDPR after a €746 million penalty against Amazon, is the third for a Meta-owned company handed down by the Irish regulator. In an emailed statement, the Irish DPC confirmed the penalty but declined further comment. See the Story
British army says its Twitter and YouTube accounts have been breached
Europe · London

British army says its Twitter and YouTube accounts have been breached

40% Right coverage: 35 sources
The British Army is investigating after its Twitter and YouTube accounts were breached. Army accounts were taken over and used to promote NFT and cryptocurrency schemes. This included YouTube videos posted with the image of entrepreneur Elon Musk. The British Army confirmed the security incident and apologized "for the temporary interruption to our feed"See the Story

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