New Twitter whistleblower says privacy lapses continued into Musk era

"Twitter does not have the capability to log which, if any, engineers use or abuse GodMode"

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Katrina Manson | Bloomberg
A new whistleblower has told Congress that Twitter Inc. continued to violate privacy and data security protections into the Elon Musk era, potentially risking legal action including hefty penalties.
 
As many as 4,000 company employees could access an internal function nicknamed “GodMode” that allows them to take over private accounts and tweet – or delete tweets from them, according to a whistleblower complaint filed in mid-October, two weeks before Musk took over the company. It’s not clear if the problem has been resolved since the complaint was filed.

Twitter didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The complaint was shared with the

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First Published: Jan 26 2023 | 6:50 AM IST

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