Twitter is not working as before. Under new ownership, the facility is operating with half the full-time staff and new senior enforcement teams. As a result, Twitter has become an unstable platform. As features break, security measures fail, and employees struggle to keep up, Twitter is likely to face a cybersecurity threat.
This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED Security Writer Lily Hay Newman joins the show to discuss what would happen if Twitter was breached by hackers.
Read Lily’s story about problems with two-factor authentication on Twitter. Read all the latest WIRED news on Twitter.
Lily promotes Bad Protein, especially maple flavor. Lauren recommends Andy Greenberg’s book Followers in the Dark. (WIRED released a few quotes.) Mike promotes the show The Sandman on Netflix.
Lily Newman can be found on Twitter @lilynewman. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Kalore and @snackfight. Bling big number on @GadgetLab. This app was created by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme song is by the Solar Keys.
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