It was one of Twitter’s most monumental mistakes. Federal Trade Comission (FTC) opens investigation. The social network confirmed this August 3 to be affected an investigation by the American agency, responsible for consumer rights and anti-competitive practices.
Breaching an agreement with the FTC?
Beyond violating the agreement between the service and its users, this practice also violated an agreement between Twitter and the FTC in 2011. The social network had made a commitment to the agency to strengthen the security of its users’ data. For breaking it, the San Francisco-based company faces a $ 250 million fine.
This FTC investigation falls very badly for Twitter, which is at the heart of a storm related again to the security of its service. July 15, 130 personal or business accounts have been hacked, probably by a 17-year-old Florida resident.