Twitter Settles with FTC Over Privacy Breach

Friday Jun 25th 2010 by Staff

The micro-blogging service will implement new security procedures and will be audited by a third party.

Wired: Twitter has settled a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission following several security breaches, including one that allowed a hacker to take over the accounts for Obama and FOX News. Under the terms of the agreement, Twitter won't have to pay a fine, but it will have to implement stricter policies and procedures and submit to third-party security audits.

“When a company promises consumers that their personal information is secure, it must live up to that promise,” said the FTC's David Vladeck.

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