Twitter advised ALL of its users today to change their passwords. That's over 330 million users globally. The company discovered a bug that exposed passwords on an internal system.
There's been no evidence that the information has been used improperly, but the password change is recommended.
Online privacy is going to continue to a big, ongoing issue. Just today, my show featured a guest that recommended that young people under the age of sixteen be allowed to erase their Internet history.
That said, no one is going to STOP using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. And I've yet to see online information utilized for truly nefarious purposes. Mostly, my information is used to try to sell me stuff. So if I look at boots online, chances are I will see boot ads when I open social media. I really have no issue with it.
But you can BET I changed my Twitter password before I wrote this post. Lots of listeners access my Twitter feed (@JeffAngeloRadio) and I didn't want to wake up tomorrow to find posts endorsing evil stuff like communism...or watching any reality show featuring a Kardashian.
What say you? Have you ever considered giving up social media because of concerns over privacy?