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Twitter Used People’s Contact Info for Ads. Now It Is Being Fined $150 Million.

Twitter Used People’s Contact Info for Ads. Now It Is Being Fined $150 Million.

To keep accounts safe, Twitter asks users for an email address or phone number, which it says it uses to verify a person’s identity and to help them get into their account if they get locked out. But for more than six years, Twitter also allowed advertisers to use the email addresses and phone numbers for targeted marketing, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

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