Twitter says user data meant for security purposes may have been used for advertising

FILE PHOTO: backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc <TWTR.N> said on Tuesday email addresses and phone numbers uploaded by users to meet its security requirements may have been ‘inadvertently’ used for advertising purposes. The micro-blogging site said the issue was rectified as of Sept. 17, without disclosing how many users were impacted. “This was an error and we apologize,” […]

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