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Twitter's ex-security chief says company lied about security, bots: Report

Twitter executives don't have the resources to fully understand the true number of bots on the platform, and were not motivated to, says Peiter Zatko

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Twitter executives don't have the resources to fully understand the true number of bots on the platform, and were not motivated to, CNN reported, citing Zatko.

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Twitter Inc misled federal regulators about its defenses against hackers and spam accounts, the social media company's former security chief Peiter Zatko said in a whistleblower complaint.
 
In an 84-page complaint, Zatko, a famed hacker more widely known as "Mudge," alleged Twitter falsely claimed it had a solid security plan and said he had warned colleagues that half the company's servers were running out-of-date and vulnerable software, according to documents relayed by congressional investigators.
 
The whistleblower filing comes as the social media company is embroiled in a legal battle with Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk after the world's richest

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First Published: Aug 23 2022 | 6:37 PM IST

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