Twitter Whistleblower: Engineers Have Access to Personal User Data, Can ‘Tweet as Anybody’

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Today in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, Twitter whistleblower and former head of security for Twitter, who revealed that over 4,000 Twitter engineers have access to user data, including geolocation data, that could be used to dox users. 

Mr. Zatko also revealed that Twitter engineers have the ability to “tweet as anybody” and may have done so. 

“That is a significant concern, 4,000 people with the ability to dox individual users who pick up the phone and use Twitter. Four-thousand employees with access to that data, this is extraordinary,” said Senator Hawley