Saturday, 7 January 2017

WikiLeaks threatens to publish Twitter users' personal info

WikiLeaks is taking heat for saying it wants to publish the private information of hundreds of thousands of verified Twitter users.

A Twitter account associated with the group said an online database would include such sensitive details as family relationships and finances.

"We are thinking of making an online database with all 'verified' twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships," the WikiLeaks Task Force account tweeted Friday. The tweet has since been deleted.