Twitter continues to suffer from problems. The Elon Musk-owned social network suffered a leak of parts of its source code, which has been available for months through the GitHub platform. One more concern for the application, which has spent months trying to cope with the reduction in staff and the drop in revenue from its most important business, advertising.
The information was removed from the code-sharing site last Friday. According to ‘ The New York Times ‘, the medium that reported the news, it is not known exactly how long the code was available online, although it could have been months.
Twitter also asked the US District Court for Northern California to order GitHub to identify the user who shared the code and any netizens who downloaded it, according to the filing. According to internal sources of the social network consulted by the American media, the company believes that a former employee of the company is behind the publication. The name behind the account that shared the data is ‘FreeSpeechEnthusiast’ (enthusiast of freedom of expression, in Spanish).
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It should be remembered that, since Elon Musk took control of Twitter last fall, the firm has lost more than half of its workers. Either by resignation or dismissal. It is estimated that the application is currently running with just over 1,000 full-time workers. 80% less than they had a year ago.
The leaked code included vulnerabilities in the social network, which could be exploited by cybercriminals to launch attacks against the application and steal user data.
One more problem
Indeed, Twitter is not at its best. Neither as a company nor as a social network. Over the past few weeks, the app has repeatedly crashed and crashed. In February alone, there were five widespread incidents, according to the specialized NetBlocks platform.
The social network also continues to try to deal with the flight of advertisers. Recently, Elon Musk recognized his workers in a leaked email, shared by ‘ The Information ‘, which estimates that the application currently has a price of 20,000 million dollars on the market. Just under half the amount he paid to get the property.
All in all, the businessman sees “a clear but difficult path” that would allow Twitter to reach a valuation of 250,000 million. Currently, the company is focused on convincing users to pay monthly subscriptions that give them access to exclusive features, including the possibility of showing off their profiles as an account verification sign. Work is also being done to, in the medium term, allow money to be sent between Internet users; a tool that would allow the application to compete with other platforms such as PayPal or Verse.
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