Whistleblower: Twitter leadership is misleading the public

Twitter lacks the resources and motivation to search for and remove foreign intelligence threats within its operations even as it has received warnings of possible spies in its ranks, former head of security Peiter โ€œMudgeโ€ Zatko told lawmakers in his first public appearance since blowing the whistle on the company. CNNโ€™s Donie Oโ€™Sullivan reports. #CNN #News


    1. You’re no safer here or anywhere else on the net. Especially if you’ve ever registered and accepted the agreements to use a smartphone.

  1. These Big Tech companies have become so large and intrical to our daily lives that it’s about time they’re treated as a “Public Utility”. They’ll still be RICH but’ll have oversight and regulation.

    1. You really think Google is 10 years behind in security infrastructure? I would imagine they are the leaders. They certainly seem to care more than I do about my security.

    1. But you are here..which is the same thing . ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

  2. There is a problem with our goverment relying on Twitter as a communication tool. PBS Frontline did a GREAT DOC on this three years ago.

    1. @casey bartlett you donโ€™t have the capacity to guesstimate how they will use it and discern for yourself?

    2. @RatherTiredOfTheMess 24/7 itโ€™s running 100%
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      Most people at the gym spend more time on their phone than working out!
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    3. @casey bartlett lol! Casey! I can clearly tell you are young and impressionable! I am old and not at all nor have o ever been impressionable. Thanks for your participation in being a jerk!

  3. I’m so glad I’ve never been a twitter. I’ve been saying this for years, if you put yourself out their on a public forum you are opening yourself to all kinds of leaks and crises.

  4. I’m old enough to remember on how life was so much better before social media became an everyday part of our lives. I really miss those days.๐Ÿ˜”

    1. you are right , i am from the old school too , we didn’t have as many problems of perverts using it to lure victims , and now i have to always worry about my daughters safety . children have committed suicide because they were being blackmailed by people from other countries that were so called friends , getting them to pose naked on video chats. friends in my day were people you actually knew from seeing , and talking to in person , not on a computer . texting is another lazy way of communication and very cold and impersonal. we always picked up the damn phone to call one another or ask someone from school out on a date. me personally i have had it up to here with god damn passwords for this and passwords for that and technology in general . is it really necessary to keep coming up with new models of damn interac machines in businesses. it used to be so fast buying anything in a store by paying with cash , you loose so much time in yiour life , just waiting for your bloody reciept , because it has to be printed out on a computerized system. there are some good things with technology but a hell of a lot of bad things with it. life was so much simpler in the 70s

    1. Meaning you can’t really draw any conclusions about it, I can because I have had a Twitter account for a whole week ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Not all that toxic, I know what I’m talking about because I had an account a couple of years ago for 1 whole week, I’m still alive and kicking so it ain’t all that toxic ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    2. That could be said of all social media sites. I think the problem is more with the people who abuse Twitter or any other, and/ or take it literally.

  5. It’s interesting the teens who hacked into Twitter are punished, but no one at Twitter is punished for lacking security. Seems there should be a vetting process just like food, large events, registering safe vehicles, etc. with companies who have you log on and take personal information. If Target is hacked and your credit card information is accessed, they should be punished. I understand it’s “caveat emptorโ€, however, we need more scrutiny if companies are obtaining your information in order to do business.

  6. Riddle me this …. why are government officials using a private commercial company with no reason to really care about America to communicate? If the fear is that a politician’s account could be compromised, then, just like cell phones, dont allow them to use that platform. The people who work in government are employed to do the work of governance, not promotion.

    1. i don’t tweet , i talk human to human , and resent having to talk to a robot for any customer service , there is very little customer service left in this world today , or it comes from india , china , the philipines , and that’s where all our jobs have gone , so companies can rake up the profits by paying cheaper wages. so many corporate giants are responsible for killing our economies and causing unemployment. in my day it wasd the post office that brought automation and loss of jobs

  7. For anyone who doesnโ€™t know: you can trust Mudge. Heโ€™s a freaking legend for consumer rights and free internet. When he speaks on tech, everyone should listen.

  8. Why would anyone (especially if you’re in Congress or a government employee) ever put anything of importance on Twitter to possibly be interfered with or to be hacked?

  9. “Left letting companies grade their own homework.” Sounds like the 737’s and the FAA letting the manufacturers grade theirs.

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