UPDATE 1-US regulator probes Twitter security lapse before Musk took over – Bloomberg News – Yahoo Finance

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Oct 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator is investigating how Twitter managed a 2018 security lapse that exposed personal user information before billionaire Elon Musk bought the social media platform last year, Bloomberg News reported.
The agency has been scrutinizing whether the former top executives failed to adequately disclose those privacy issues to shareholders or put in place proper controls, according to the report, which cited people familiar with the matter.
At the time, the company was being led by Jack Dorsey with Ned Segal as CFO and Parag Agrawal as the chief technology officer.
A bug on the social media platform had let outsiders view user email addresses during password resets, which revealed the identity of users, Bloomberg News said.
The company and the SEC did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
Musk renamed the social media platform as X following the acquisition. (Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Shounak Dasgupta)
Utah became the latest state Tuesday to file a lawsuit against TikTok, alleging the company is “baiting” children into addictive and unhealthy social media habits. TikTok lures children into hours of social media use, misrepresents the app’s safety and deceptively portrays itself as independent of its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, Utah claims in the lawsuit. Arkansas and Indiana have filed similar lawsuits while the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide whether state attempts to regulate social media platforms such as Facebook, X and TikTok violate the Constitution.
The SEC is reportedly looking into how Twitter (now X) a security issue in 2018 that led to users' personal information being exposed. The agency is looking into whether executives at the time managed the situation appropriately.
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PwC Australia's chief executive apologised profusely to senators on Thursday for the leak of confidential tax documents, as he was grilled about the involvement of overseas partners in plans to win work from U.S. technology giants and other companies. "I will apologise as many times as I need to to the Australian people," CEO Kevin Burrowes said in his first appearance at a parliamentary inquiry. Police are still investigating the breaches, which forced out the former CEO, led to the fire sale of its lucrative government consulting business for A$1 and entangled clients Google, Uber and Meta.
Emerging uses for the Ethereum network in gaming and tokenization should help drive a 5X in ether's price over the next three years, said the bank.
Former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison retook the stand on Wednesday after testifying that her former boss and boyfriend, Sam Bankman-Fried, had directed many of FTX’s now-public missteps.
Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC), the blank-check acquisition company that plans to merge with former U.S. President Donald Trump's social media firm, said on Thursday it would return to investors $533 million raised for a cash infusion in the deal, after some already backtracked on another $467 million of commitments. The development is the nail in the coffin of the $1 billion investment that DWAC had raised for the merger with Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which runs the Truth Social platform. It raises further doubts about whether the former U.S. president will go ahead with the deal, now that TMTG no longer stands to receive $1 billion if and when it closes.
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Three in four companies officially prefer skills to degrees.
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The government on Thursday announced how much checks will rise next year for the roughly 67 million Social Security recipients.
When Bill and Melinda Gates shared the news of their separation in April 2021, it caught many off guard. They had spent 27 years together, and their collective efforts in the tech and charity sectors made them prominent figures in global news. The situation was complicated by the absence of a prenuptial agreement, despite the couple's combined wealth estimated at $130 billion. Given the magnitude, the selection of their legal representation became a point of interest. Bill Gates once stood as th
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