Twitter facing new class action Suit for Scanning Messages

Twitter is facing a new possible class action suit that accuses the company of violating user privacy. The lawsuit states that the company has been "systematically intercepting, reading, and altering" direct messages, most likely a reference to Twitter's long-standing practice of automatically shortening and redirecting any in-message links. 

The practice could be used to monitor or redirect any URLs included in a direct message, although it's generally seen as a benign extension of the company's broader link-shortening systems. In a statement to USA Today, Twitter, to nobody's surprise, insisted that the allegations are "meritless.
Twitter facing new class action Suit for Scanning Messages Twitter facing new class action Suit for Scanning Messages Reviewed by Kanthala Raghu on September 16, 2015 Rating: 5

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