By Philip  |  01-15-2018   News
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According to the latest undercover investigative release from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, literally, hundreds of Twitter employees are paid to view and shuffle through your data. You're "paying with your data" to use the service. In previous Twitter exposes it was shown that Twitter is actively trying to censor certain viewpoints and perspectives. The most recent disturbing information should concern anyone who believes in the importance of privacy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING UNDERCOVER TWITTER VIDEO: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View &quot;Everything You Post Online&quot; Including Private &quot;Sex Messages&quot;<a href="https://t.co/kHTwONvYaZ">https://t.co/kHTwONvYaZ</a></p>&mdash; Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Project_Veritas/status/952934301775155200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Even engineers admit that there is no protection from the data collection. Even if you have not got a Twitter account they will be accessing cookies and data available to build a profile on you. Nothing is really deleted on Twitter. Not only can engineers read Direct Messages, they do. Senior Network Security Engineer, Clay Haynes admitted that the possibility of Twitter employees leaking material was very real. He also admitted that the power the site had disturbed even him which was a far cry from several other Twitter employees with access to DM's who expressed a far more "cavalier attitude about user privacy" as James O'Keefe put it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING UNDERCOVER TWITTER VIDEO: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View &quot;Everything You Post Online&quot; Including Private &quot;Sex Messages&quot;<a href="https://t.co/kHTwONvYaZ">https://t.co/kHTwONvYaZ</a></p>&mdash; Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Project_Veritas/status/952934301775155200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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O'Keefe's trademark undercover reports generally result in some major embarrassment for the subjects. This is likely to be so on Twitter as well. Even your private messages may be sold to advertisers or other third parties. It all starts with machine learning and algorithms that develop information about each user. One Twitter employee admitted much of the money that Twitter makes is from sharing data from users to advertisers and other third parties.

Conrado Miranda, a former engineer at Twitter, points out that Twitter has more information than people think. They are able to use cookies to determine if anonymous advertising data belongs to a specific user. In fact, though, even a Twitter engineer admits they "aren't as creepy as Facebook or Google." Remember, when it comes to electronic devices, you can put information <bold>IN</bold> to the black box, but you can't take it out. Remember, you can never delete anything, you can only hide it from yourself…

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Anonymous No. 16165 1516038659

Right about now I am betting my friends are saying Wow !!!he ain't paranoid thats why he doesn't use Social Media, uses TOR, PGP for email has the Privacy Settings app for Firefox and has Cookie cleaners like uBlock and Privacy Badger by EFF.org.

francesgerald No. 16166 1516039201

no surprise on that - never use twitter (mostly bs anyway) and use privacy apps like signal and evap.io for video chat

Anonymous No. 16168 1516039999

yeah, this is disturbing but not at all surprising.

Anonymous No. 16186 1516060133

Any service you use online, even as far back as AOL days requires you to follow certain rules. If you violate those rules, you can be reported and yes, someone looks over your messages to determine if you did indeed violatd the rules.

If you feel that you are somehow too good to follow the terms of use, then don't use them, but dont start whining about it when the terms are available to be read before you even sign up.

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