Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Jan. 6 Twitter witness: Failure to curb Trump spurred ‘terrifying’ choice. “In an explosive hearing in July, an unidentified former Twitter employee testified to the House Jan. 6 committee that the company had tolerated false and rule-breaking tweets from Donald Trump for years because executives knew their service was his ‘favorite and most-used … and enjoyed having that sort of power.’”

TechCrunch: What we learned when Twitter whistleblower Mudge testified to Congress

TechCrunch: What we learned when Twitter whistleblower Mudge testified to Congress. “A ticking bomb of security vulnerabilities. Covering up security failures. Duping regulators and misleading lawmakers. These are just some of the allegations when Twitter’s ex-security lead turned whistleblower, Peiter Zatko, testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, less than a month after the release of his explosive whistleblower complaint filed with federal regulators…. Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.”

CNBC: Delaware court denies Musk request to delay Twitter trial but approves request to add whistleblower claims

CNBC: Delaware court denies Musk request to delay Twitter trial but approves request to add whistleblower claims. “A Delaware court denied Elon Musk’s request to delay the trial over his attempt to abandon a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, according to a new filing released Wednesday. But the billionaire Tesla CEO will be allowed to add claims from a Twitter whistleblower to his countersuit, Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick ruled.”

The Verge: The security flaws that make Twitter’s insider threat so scary

The Verge: The security flaws that make Twitter’s insider threat so scary. “Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko’s whistleblower disclosure contained a lot of alarming claims about Twitter — from confusing bot measurements to executive misconduct — but one of the most alarming claims was that the company was actively infiltrated by agents of the Indian government. For a platform that has always presented itself as a haven for journalists and activists, it’s a troubling claim and one that the company has not directly confronted in responses given to US media. But the allegations are less outlandish than it seems — and part of a much larger issue for international tech platforms.”

CNN: How Twitter has been shaken by a whistleblower’s allegations

CNN: How Twitter has been shaken by a whistleblower’s allegations. “In the days since it was first reported that former Twitter head of security Peiter “Mudge” Zatko had filed an explosive whistleblower disclosure, the company has had to confront renewed scrutiny from lawmakers, a dip in its stock price and added uncertainty in its high-stakes legal battle with billionaire Elon Musk.”

Engadget: Twitter whistleblower to testify about company’s ‘widespread security failures’ at Senate hearing

Engadget: Twitter whistleblower to testify about company’s ‘widespread security failures’ at Senate hearing. “Twitter’s former security chief will testify at a Senate hearing about the company’s security practices. Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko, who recently went public with a lengthy whistleblower complaint based on his experiences at the company, will appear at a Judiciary Committee hearing on September 13th.”

Engadget: Twitter merges misinformation and spam teams following whistleblower claims

Engadget: Twitter merges misinformation and spam teams following whistleblower claims. “According to Reuters, Twitter is merging its health experience team, which is in charge of clamping down on misinformation and harmful content on the website, with its service team. The latter reviews profiles when they’re reported and takes down spam accounts. Together, the combined group will be called Health Products and Services (HPS).”

CNN: Ex-Twitter exec blows the whistle, alleging reckless and negligent cybersecurity policies

CNN: Ex-Twitter exec blows the whistle, alleging reckless and negligent cybersecurity policies. “Twitter has major security problems that pose a threat to its own users’ personal information, to company shareholders, to national security, and to democracy, according to an explosive whistleblower disclosure obtained exclusively by CNN and The Washington Post. The disclosure, sent last month to Congress and federal agencies, paints a picture of a chaotic and reckless environment at a mismanaged company that allows too many of its staff access to the platform’s central controls and most sensitive information without adequate oversight.”