Twitter Suffers Serious Security Incident: Usernames Matched to Phone Numbers

Twitter has disclosed a serious security incident that allowed bad actors to link usernames with phone numbers. According to a blog post on the company’s privacy site, on December 24, 2019, Twitter “became aware that someone was using a large…

Twitter Backtracks on Plans to Purge Inactive Accounts

Twitter made headlines with plans to purge inactive accounts in an effort to free up usernames. Now, according to a report in Time, Twitter is backpedaling following an outcry from users. As the social media platform has grown, more recent…

Inactive Twitter Usernames Scheduled For Recycling

If you’re not happy with your Twitter username – or if you are, but don’t love Twitter and haven’t logged in for a while – listen up.  The usernames attached to inactive accounts may soon be made available for the taking.