Hello, and congrats—you made it to Wednesday!
Here’s an annoying thing that happened: If you gave your email or phone number to Twitter for the express purpose of keeping your account more secure with two-factor authentication, Twitter has now admitted
that it also used that information to target you with a bunch of ads.
In a blog post yesterday, the company said—well, it basically said “our bad” and vowed to do better, which is not really acceptable, but it’s at least slightly less tone deaf than Facebook’s response when the same thing happened there a year ago. It just told people to stop using their phone number
for two-factor authentication. Weird. It’s almost as if these giant tech companies are putting profits over data security or something.
Here’s what else is happening on our site …