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US govt to ‘probe’ Musk’s Twitter as he plans extra layoffs

San Francisco, Nov 21 The US authorities is now trying into whether or not Elon Musk’s international funding companions have entry to customers’ non-public information on the micro-blogging platform, as he plans one other spherical of layoffs.

Bloomberg reported, citing sources, that the federal government is asking for extra particulars about Musk’s non-public agreements with international buyers who maintain stakes within the firm.

These buyers embody Saudi Arabia’s Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud and the Qatar Funding Authority.

Musk’s enterprise dealings in each Ukraine and China have already drawn issues among the many authorities ranks.

The federal government is now “trying into whether or not Musk’s international funding companions have entry to customers’ non-public information on the platform”.

U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed issues that Musk’s “relationships with different nations is worthy of being checked out.”

Senator Chris Murphy (Democrat-Connecticut) additionally known as for the Committee on Overseas Funding within the US (CFIUS) to look into Saudi Arabia’s stake in Twitter.

In a letter to Federal Commerce Fee (FTC) chairperson Lina Khan, US senators have requested the company to analyze whether or not the Musk-owned Twitter has violated shopper safety legal guidelines.

“We write relating to Twitter’s severe, willful disregard for the security and safety of its customers, and encourage the FTC to analyze any breach of Twitter’s consent decree or different violations of our shopper safety legal guidelines,” the letter learn.

In current weeks, Twitter’s new CEO Musk “has taken alarming steps which have undermined the integrity and security of the platform, and introduced new options regardless of clear warnings these modifications could be abused for fraud, scams, and harmful impersonation,” the letter added.

In line with media reviews, in prioritising rising earnings and slicing prices, Twitter’s executives have dismissed key workers, scaled again inside privateness evaluations, and compelled engineers to tackle authorized legal responsibility for brand new modifications — stopping managers and workers tasked with overseeing security and authorized compliance from reviewing the product updates.

“Furthermore, key Twitter executives answerable for the platform’s privateness, cybersecurity, and integrity resigned, additional calling into query whether or not private information is satisfactorily shielded from misuse or breach whereas the corporate explores new merchandise and monetisation methods,” the Senators advised the FTC.

Musk first fired greater than 3,000 staff, together with over 4,800 contractual staff. Final week, greater than 1,200 extra staff resigned over his “extraordinarily hardcore” means of labor.

Now, Musk is once more contemplating firing extra Twitter staff, this time focusing on the gross sales and partnership vertical, based on reviews.

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