Twitter admits using email ids, phone numbers of users for targeted ads

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Twitter admits using email ids, phone numbers of users for targeted ads

In yet another privacy breach, Twitter has admitted that its users who provided email addresses or phone numbers for better security like two-factor authentication (2FA) on the platform were served with targeted ads.

The personal data “may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system,” the micro-blogging platform said in a statement late Tuesday.

“When an advertiser uploaded their marketing list, we may have matched people on Twitter to their list based on the email or phone number the Twitter account holder provided for safety and security purposes. This was an error and we apologize,” said Twitter.

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