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Twitter Has Issues Keeping Your Data Secure. Here's What You Can Do.

By Geoffrey A. Fowler

24 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Given the revelations around Twitter's weak cybersecurity policies by its former security chief, here are a five tips to help you secure Twitter and other social media platforms you use.

If you believe Twitter's former security chief, the company has a lot of trouble keeping your data secure. So what should you do about it?

In a whistleblower complaint reported by The Washington Post, Peiter "Mudge" Zatko alleged that the company misled the public and regulators about "extreme, egregious deficiencies" in its defenses against hackers. Twitter has said the allegations are "riddled with inaccuracies" from an employee fired after 15 months on the job.

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