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(NPR)   When Twitter mishandles the information and violates the privacy of millions, it gets off with a fine. But when I'm caught spying on my neighbors   (npr.org) divider line
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562 clicks; posted to Business » on 25 May 2022 at 11:35 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-25 9:07:26 PM  
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2022-05-25 10:40:33 PM  
But until at least September 2019, Twitter was also using that information to boost its advertising business by allowing advertisers access to users' phone numbers and email addresses.

Huh. I wonder if that was leveraged by a certain Agency that Researches Internets in 2016.
 
2022-05-25 11:43:13 PM  
Well, there go its profits.
 
2022-05-26 12:14:35 AM  
FTFA:
"We're seeing a confluence of regulators, but also browsers and operating systems, cut down on cookies and cut down on a lot of tools companies use to track people across services," Brookman said. "I think, in some respects, a lot of these tools are going away and companies are going to have to find new ways to make revenue, that the days of just printing money from targeted ads are coming to a close."

Bullshiat.  If the media or service you're getting over the internet is free, *you* are that company's product.  Whoever is writing code or maintaining servers for $fun thing on internet$ needs to pay rent, too.
 
2022-05-26 12:26:59 AM  
"When Twitter mishandles information, they get off with a fine.  But when I'm caught spying on my neighbors"

You just get off?
 
2022-05-26 1:10:06 AM  
You f*ck ONE goat!
 
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