https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/04/twitter-warns-investors-of-possible-fine-from-ftc-consent-order-probe/

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Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing , reported on earlier by the New York Times , Twitter revealed it received the draft complaint from the FTC late last month. The activity the regulator is complaining about is alleged to have taken place between 2013 and 2019. Last the social media firm publicly disclosed it had used phone numbers and email addresses provided by users to set up two-factor authentication to bolster the secu... Full story

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