(MENAFN) Twitter, a social media company based in San Francisco, announced that some parts of its source code were leaked online. The source code is the fundamental computer code on which the social network runs. The legal filing about the leak was submitted to the US District Court of the Northern District of California and reported by The New York Times. Twitter had asked GitHub, an Internet hosting service for software development, to take down the code where it was posted, and the platform complied and said the content had been disabled. Twitter also requested the court to identify the infringer or infringers who posted Twitter's source code on systems operated by GitHub without its authorization.
According to the legal document, the postings infringe copyrights held by Twitter. The leak of Twitter's source code poses additional challenges for billionaire Elon Musk, who purchased Twitter last October for $44 billion and took the company private. Since then, Twitter has been engulfed in chaos, with massive layoffs and advertisers fleeing the platform.
The leak of Twitter's source code is not the only problem that Musk is currently facing. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Musk's mass layoffs at Twitter and trying to obtain his internal communications. This is part of ongoing oversight into the social media company's privacy and cybersecurity practices, according to documents described in a congressional report. The investigation by the FTC is a significant blow to Musk, who is already dealing with the fallout from the leak of Twitter's source code and the company's other issues.
The leak of Twitter's source code is a serious matter that could have significant consequences for the social media company. The company will have to work hard to regain the trust of its users and reassure them that their data is safe. It remains to be seen how Twitter will respond to the leak and what measures it will take to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
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