Elon Musk accused Twitter of concealing significant flaws in the social media firm''s data security. The billionaire who is still negotiating the $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3,400 crore) acquisition, allegedly accused Twitter of concealing privacy threats. Musk subsequently filed a lawsuit, alleging that a Twitter whistleblower had not approved a data disclosure agreement.
Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a court filing, according to a court filing. The company''s data security was covered by a disclosure, which the entrepreneur said should enable him to end his $44 billion transaction. The Tesla CEO has also reportedly amended the lawsuit earlier by adopting allegations by the Twitter whistleblower during his testimony before the US Senate Committee.
Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, a whistleblower and former Twitter security director, claimed that Twitter knowingly authorized Indian and Chinese governments to pay its employees.
According to reports, Musk said that Twitter was not complying with a 2011 agreement on user data. The billionaire said that for numerous independently sufficient reasons he has the full right to withdraw from his offer to purchase the micro-blogging platform for the previous $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3,49,400 crore).
Twitter reportedly conducted an internal investigation into Zatko''s charges and alleged that they misled authorities. Zatko has been fired for poor performance.
According to sources, both parties are on track to engage in a legal dispute in a Delaware court on October 17th. Musk has been permitted to use the whistleblower''s accusations during the upcoming trial.
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