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Twitter Heads to IPO; Little Scrutiny from DC

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 7, 2013

Politico reports that as Twitter begins offering up shares on the public market it has seen little attention from Washington, DC, policymakers and privacy advocates. While the report touts Twitter as having “arguably the best privacy reputation of any major tech company,” it also notes the company’s “own regulatory filings say the company is beefing up its ability to offer targeted advertising.” The Telegraph reports that a pre-IPO document acknowledges that concerns for potential investors include the possibility of a data breach, though Politico notes Twitter doesn’t have the treasure trove of data on its users that some other big tech firms have.
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