The whistleblower is Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, Twitter’s former head of security and respected cybersecurity expert.
Zatko said Twitter had a number of serious security flaws, misleading the public about the problem of spam accounts, and that foreign intelligence agencies may now be employed. claims.
What is Zatoko?
Zatko is a highly respected cybersecurity insider who has held senior positions at Google, Stripe, and the Department of Defense. He was hired by Twitter’s former CEO Jack Dorsey after Twitter accounts of celebrities like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk were hacked in 2020.
Twitter fired Zatko, a senior executive who reports directly to the CEO, in January. Zatko believes his dismissal is retaliation for raising alarm bells about the company’s security problems.
CNN reached out to Twitter for comment on more than 50 specific questions regarding the disclosure.
A Twitter spokesperson said, “Zatko was removed from Twitter’s senior management position in January 2022, citing leadership inefficiency and poor performance.” What has come is a misrepresentation of Twitter and our privacy and data security practices, riddled with contradictions and inaccuracies, and lacking important context.Zatko’s claims and opportunistic The timing seems designed to grab attention and harm Twitter., its customers, and its shareholders.Security and privacy have long been and will continue to be company-wide priorities at Twitter. will continue to exist.”
Mind you, Twitter is also in the middle of a legal battle with Elon Musk. His pursuit of the company (and subsequent efforts to scrap its takeover offer) has been marked by a series of unexpected twists.
So far, many legal experts have said Twitter has a stronger case on the matter. But the new disclosures could complicate litigation and prompt courts to pay more attention to the spambot issue.
Musk’s legal team has made other disclosures unrelated to bots, including allegations that Twitter misrepresented its privacy and security practices to regulators, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. claims may also be raised.
“Twitter’s misrepresentations are particularly impactful given that they are directly at issue in Elon Musk’s planned acquisition of the company,” Zatko’s disclosure states.
The lawsuit is scheduled to be heard in Delaware state court in October.
Beyond the potential repercussions in the Musk case, the stakes in Zatko’s disclosure are enormous. According to FTC Chairman John Leibowitz, Twitter could face billions of dollars in new fines if it is found to have violated its legal obligations.
After the agency chose not to release the names of top Facebook executives, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, in the FTC’s $5 billion privacy settlement with Facebook in 2019, The authorities now have another chance to show the tech industry that they are serious about holding platforms accountable, Liebowitz added.
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New home sales plunged last month as soaring prices and mortgage rates forced buyers to think twice about closing deals.
Wedding season is back with revenge in 2022 after two years of cancellations and delays…just in time for inflation and already probably too high, but your wedding budget to “Let’s hope for our children in the future.” You can get a scholarship for your wedding budget.
Nearly half of the couples who got married last year ended up culling their guest list, according to Knott, which conducts an annual survey of wedding trends.The average wedding in 2021 will have 105 guests. attended, with an average cost of $34,000. This is about the same as her 2019 wedding, where the average number of guests was her 131.
Naturally, the couple is looking to cut costs in other ways. However, the complex of the wedding industry is strong, and bargains are hard to come by even in peacetime.
“The cost of a wedding is staggering,” said Courtney Collins, a nurse in Rutland, Vermont, who has 130 weddings planned for September. We want to keep our wedding under $40,000 by having you help us with the invitations and decorations.
What is a wedding without flowers? seems much cheaper. Fresh flowers are particularly expensive right now, according to the designer, due to a combination of sluggish demand, bad weather and political turmoil in some major export markets.
A rose that might have cost 80 cents a stalk now costs $3 a stem. Even a roll of floral tape that cost about $4 in early 2020 now costs about $12, one florist told Martha.
Want to seat your guests? It has a cost. According to event planner Fallon Carter, before the pandemic, he said the typical price per chair for rental companies was around $15. “I’m renting a $40 chair right now,” she said.
The wedding industry is no different than any other industry struggling with supply chains and skyrocketing costs. But the sticker shock is hitting couples who have postponed their plans in response to Covid. This means that venues with high availability are booked even on weekdays.
The couple are conforming. “Micro wedding” is becoming a hot topic. Guests who are unable to attend will receive a second invitation to the Zoom ceremony. Elopement is increasing. Even Bennifer tied the knot at a drive-thru in Las Vegas (they must have been in a blast last weekend for a fancy party in Georgia…).
The rush to the altar may slow down as the backlog of pandemic-era parties naturally resolves. The wedding industry is based on guilt-free marking up because it’s your special day. And people have shown time and time again that they are willing to pay.