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Obama's Twitter account was hacked "offering his more than 150,000
followers a chance to win $500 in free gas." Twitter settled the FTC's charges "that it
deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their
personal information, marking the agency's first such case against a social
networking service." In my recent testimony before the Texas Senate I highlighted the problem
with violating FTC privacy laws, and obviously this is just the beginning of
Social Media claims that we will all deal with about Internet privacy.
FTC Settlement Terms
Here's what Twitter agreed to as
part of its settlement:
will be barred for 20 years from misleading consumers about the extent to which
it protects the security, privacy, and confidentiality of nonpublic consumer
information, including the measures it takes to prevent unauthorized access to
nonpublic information and honor the privacy choices made by consumers. The
company also must establish and maintain a comprehensive information security
program, which will be assessed by an independent auditor every other year for
Twitter Adds Location to Messages
Recently Twitter announced that it would allow "users tag
their messages with their location." So given the FTC settlement it seems that
adding location would seriously impact privacy if one can easily learn when the
tweets are originating.
As a candidate, President-Elect Obama's Twitter account was hacked "offering his more than 150