(MENAFN) In a recent legal filing, Twitter has revealed that parts of its source code, which is the fundamental computer code on which the social network runs, have been leaked online. The incident was first reported by The New York Times. Twitter reportedly requested GitHub, an internet hosting service for software development, to take down the code where it was posted, and the platform complied, disabling the content.
Twitter has expressed concern that the postings infringe on copyrights held by the company. As a result, the social media giant is asking the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California to identify the individual or group responsible for posting the information without Twitter's authorization. The company is seeking to obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, social media profile data, and IP addresses that are associated with the user account "FreeSpeechEnthusiast," which is suspected of being behind the leak. Interestingly, the name appears to be a reference to Twitter's billionaire owner, Elon Musk, who has described himself as a free speech absolutist.
The leak of Twitter's source code is a significant concern for the company, as it could potentially expose vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit to gain access to user data. Furthermore, the leak could also allow other companies to copy Twitter's features and functions, potentially hurting its competitiveness in the market. Twitter's swift action to have the code removed and its legal action to identify the individual or group behind the leak show the company's commitment to protecting its proprietary information and safeguarding user data.
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