Business

Twitter turmoil, staff exodus aggravate security concerns

Twitter's owner Elon Musk has pledged the platform will not become a "hellscape," but experts fear a staff exodus following mass layoffs may have devastated its ability to combat misinformation, impersonation and data theft.

Internet

Twitter scrambles to curb spread of fake accounts

Twitter moved on Friday to curb fake accounts that have proliferated since Elon Musk's takeover, suspending sign-ups for a new paid checkmark system and reinstating a gray "official" badge on some accounts.

Business

Twitter Blue signups unavailable after raft of fake accounts

Twitter's relaunched premium service—which grants blue-check "verification" labels to anyone willing to pay $8 a month—was unavailable Friday after the social media platform was flooded by a wave of imposter accounts ...

Business

Musk-Twitter deal: a roller-coaster saga

Elon Musk's pursuit of Twitter was a melodrama from the beginning—a mercurial billionaire locked in a bitter fight with his favorite social media platform.

Consumer & Gadgets

Meta removes fake accounts tied to pro-US influence campaign

A covert online persuasion campaign to cast the U.S. and its allies in a positive light in the Middle East and Central Asia—as well as to bash its adversaries—was disrupted by Meta Platforms Inc. and Twitter Inc., which ...

Business

5 takeaways from Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko

Startling new revelations from Twitter's former head of security, Peiter Zatko, have raised serious new questions about the security of the platform's service, its ability to identify and remove fake accounts, and the truthfulness ...

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