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Twitter has paid a $150 million fine to FTC over its”deceptive” use of user data for targeted advertising. The fine stems from the company’s admission in 2019 that it had for years used Twitter users’ phone numbers provided for two-factor authentication to also serve targeted ads. The company said at the time that its use of the phone numbers for ads was “an error.”

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