Twitter apologizes for using email and phone numbers for targeting ads. The Company addresses the issue and ensures that personal information is not going to use for further targeting ads.
” When advertisers upload their marketing list to Twitter, the company may check users list and matches Email and phone number they have uploaded for securing their accounts.” According to Twitter, no user data is being share with marketing partners or other third parties.
This is not the first time when Twitter puts the user data on risk. 8 years ago Twitter accepted a settlement with FTC over charges of failing to safeguard the user’s personal information.