FTC bars Twitter “for 20 years from misleading consumers” about privacy after 2009 hacks

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Today, the FTC settled a lengthy investigation into Twitter’s lax security practices and protection of user accounts after two high-profile hacking incidents in 2009. The first one, which occurred in January, 2009, compromised 35 high-profile accounts, including those of President Barack Obama, Bill O’Reilly, Britney Spears, the Huffington Post, and Facebook.

Full story: FTC Bars Twitter “For 20 Years From Misleading Consumers” About Privacy After 2009 Hacks