Twitter accusé de manquements graves en matière de sécurité
The complaint from former head of security Peiter Zatko, a widely admired hacker known as "Mudge" , depicts Twitter as a chaotic and rudderless company beset by infighting, unable to properly protect its 238 million daily users including government agencies, heads of state and other influential public figures.
Among the most serious accusations in the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, is that Twitter violated the terms of an 11-year-old settlement with the Federal Trade Commission by falsely claiming that it had a solid security plan. Lire la suite sur le site du Washington Post
Du remous dans le feuilleton du rachat par Elon Musk
John Tye, founder of Whistleblower Aid and Zatko's lawyer, told CNN that Zatko has not been in contact with Musk, and said Zatko began the whistleblower process before there was any indication of Musk's involvement with Twitter.
After this article was initially published, Alex Spiro, an attorney for Musk, told CNN, "we have already issued a subpoena for Mr. Zatko, and we found his exit and that of other key employees curious in light of what we have been finding". Lire la suite sur le site de CNN
Du grain à moudre pour Elon Musk dans le procès contre Twitter
Musk's primary legal argument is that Twitter's securities filings include material misstatements about bot prevalence, and that he wouldn't have agreed to buy the company for $44 billion had he known the truth.
Zatko doesn't exactly mirror what Musk believes about bot number manipulation, nor does he claim anything about financial materiality. Instead, he claims (per reports) that "Twitter executives don't have the resources to fully understand the true number of bots on the platform, and were not motivated to". But obviously it's better for Musk than it is for Twitter. Lire la suite sur le site d’Axios
Des conséquences réelles pour l’avenir du réseau social
Cette accusation est grave. Si elle vient à se confirmer, Twitter pourrait se voir infliger des milliards de dollars d'amende par la FTC, en conséquence des mesures que l'entreprise n'a jamais prises depuis la plainte en 2011.
Toutes ces accusations émises par Peiter Zatko sont désormais entre les mains du Congrès américain, qui les examine. La décision des autorités face à ces révélations pourrait changer l'avenir du réseau social, déjà largement entamé par son procès contre le milliardaire Elon Musk. Lire la suite sur le site de BFMTV