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Plaintiff's defense of Twitter privacy claims draws skepticism of US judge

By Mike Swift
  • 14 Nov 2022 22:36
  • 14 Nov 2022 23:25
A federal judge in San Francisco voiced skepticism today that Twitter users were harmed when phone numbers and e-mail addresses they provided for security features were repurposed to target them with advertising, a practice that resulted in a $150 million penalty from the US Federal Trade Commission.

At a hearing on Twitter’s motion

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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 SiliconValley.com, 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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