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Musk drove Twitter to brink of privacy violation, US FTC chief tells Congress in defending probe

By Mike Swift
  • 22 Feb 2024 00:22
  • 22 Feb 2024 00:22
The actions of Elon Musk in the days and weeks after he purchased Twitter in 2022 took the company to the brink of violating a US Federal Trade Commission privacy order for the second time, and it was only longtime data security staff that saved the social media company, the FTC’s

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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