Elon Musk’s Twitter Buy Exposes a Privacy Minefield
There isn’t more information available yet on how Musk will steer Twitter, but privacy and security proponents say that his initial comments paint a mixed picture of where the social media giant could be headed under its new leadership—and reveal the risks of trusting platforms to protect our private information.
Unlike Facebook and other platforms that have enforced “real name” policies, Twitter has largely allowed people to use pseudonyms or remain anonymous, an approach that could change under Musk. Additionally, Musk will soon be able to access all Twitter user data, including IP addresses and the content of direct messages. Twitter’s DMs are notably not end-to-end encrypted, meaning that they can be accessed by whoever controls the platform.
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