October 6, 2022
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Twitter whistleblower to detail ‘dire’ security threats ahead of Musk deal vote

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A former Twitter Inc govt turned whistleblower is ready to testify on Tuesday earlier than a US Senate committee about his claims of significant safety lapses on the social media community.
A deadline for Twitter shareholders to vote on Elon Musk‘s deal to purchase the corporate additionally falls on Tuesday.
The testimony of Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a famed hacker who served as Twitter’s head of safety till his firing final yr, comes as Twitter and Musk head to trial subsequent month over whether or not the $44 billion deal must be accomplished.
The San Francisco-based firm sued Musk for terminating the settlement, whereas the Tesla chief govt countersued, accusing Twitter of misrepresenting the variety of false and spam accounts on its service.
A Delaware choose dominated final week that Musk could embrace Zatko’s whistleblower claims in his case towards Twitter, however denied his request to delay the trial.
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is anticipated to query Zatko on his claims that Twitter misled regulators about its compliance with a 2011 settlement with the Federal Commerce Fee over improper dealing with of person information.
Since then, Twitter has made “little significant progress on primary safety, integrity and privateness methods,” Zatko’s criticism filed with regulators in July mentioned.
The committee, chaired by US Senator Dick Durban, can also be anticipated to press Zatko on his allegation that a number of of Twitter’s staff labored on behalf of overseas governments.
Durbin, talking to reporters on Monday, mentioned Zatko’s claims have been “a matter of grave private and privateness concern.”
Twitter has mentioned Zatko was fired for “ineffective management and poor efficiency,” and that his allegations appeared designed to hurt Twitter.
Zatko’s whistleblower criticism appeared to comprise over two pages of hyperlinks to supporting paperwork, equivalent to emails between Zatko and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and an evaluation of misinformation and disinformation on Twitter. The variety of paperwork was restricted in comparison with Fb whistleblower Frances Haugen, who launched 1000’s of pages of inner materials.
A majority of Twitter shareholders have voted to approve the takeover by Musk, sources informed Reuters on Monday. The corporate will announce the outcomes throughout a particular assembly on Tuesday.

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