Sep 152015
 September 15, 2015  Breaches, Business, Court, Online

Raif Karerat reports:

A class action lawsuit filed on Monday alleges that social media giant Twitter is using URL shorteners in violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and California’s privacy law.

The suit, brought in federal court in San Francisco from Wilford Raney and others similarly is claiming that despite Twitter’s assurances that users are allowed to “talk privately” among one another, “Twitter surreptitiously eavesdrops on its users’ private Direct Message communications. As soon as a user sends a Direct Message, Twitter intercepts, reads, and, at times, even alters the message.”

Read more on The American Bazaar.

Update: Mark Eckenwiler kindly tweeted this statement in Twitter’s privacy policy:


They seem to be quite transparent about what they’re doing, so what’s the basis for the complaint?

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