VIDEO: Senator demands Musk ‘immediately’ fix Twitter security failures

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A senior Republican lawmaker has called for Elon Musk to account for glaring security issues on Twitter after a whistleblower came out over the matter last summer.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to Musk on Tuesday asking that he address allegations voiced by former Twitter head of security Peiter Zatko about employees having direct access to user data without proper protections. Grassley and other lawmakers inquired about the data being used by foreign agents for nefarious purposes.

“In the hands of a foreign adversary, this data is a gold mine of information that could be used against American interests,” Grassley wrote. “Twitter has a responsibility to ensure that the data is protected and doesn’t fall into the hands of foreign powers.”


Grassley has asked Musk in the letter to look into the items Zatko pointed out and respond to the Senate Judiciary Committee with his findings.

Privacy and data security reporter Tonya Riley tweeted Wednesday, “NEW: Sen. Chuck Grassley requests that Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk send an updated threat assessment of Twitter’s security systems by December 15. He cites specific concerns raised by Twitter’s former CISO about foreign spies infiltrating the platform.”

Reuters tweeted in September, “The FBI informed Twitter of at least one Chinese agent working at the company, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley said during a Senate hearing where a whistleblower testified, raising new concerns about foreign meddling at the influential social media platform.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Incompetent members of past congresses such as Meeks , Schiff , Nadler and Pelosi have shirked their responsibilities to protect America from day one in order to stop Trump by any means possible while colluding with the Chinese to develop COVID in order to rig the 2020 elections .

  2. Why are they just now “demanding “ twitter to do it. Why did they wait for musk to acquire it when it was owned by someone else? Yes I think it’s something that needs to be fixed but he just got it. This should have been done to the previous owner

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