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Twitter fined $150m for handing users’ contact details to advertisers

US regulators said social media firm gave advertisers information collected for security purposes

Twitter has been fined $150m (£119m) by US authorities after collecting users’ email addresses and phone numbers for security purposes but then using the data to target them with adverts.

The social media platform had told users the information would be used to keep their accounts safe, according to a settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Trade Commission.

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