Skeptics Push Back Against Some of Twitter Whistleblower's Allegations
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The second-look analyses of the explosive complaint filed by Twitter’s former security chief Peiter Zatko, also known as Mudge, cast a more nuanced glance at some of his claims that the influential and troubled social media giant is a security shambles that has engaged in misleading practices that not only violates its eleven-year-old settlement with the Federal Trade Commission but also potentially jeopardizes national security.
Alongside unwavering support of Zatko by most top cybersecurity professionals, who praise his integrity and dedication, and deeply earned security chops, several observers challenge portions of Zatko’s allegations. Despite Zatko’s valid concerns over poor security practices at Twitter, including, mos…
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