Sending direct messages are a way for Twitter users to communicate out of the public eye, but a new lawsuit alleges those communications are not really so private.

A class action suit, brought in federal court in San Francisco by Wilford Raney, claims that Twitter “surreptitiously eavesdrops” on users’ direct messages without consent via its algorithms, and benefits from the surveillance.

This undisclosed surveillance, the suit alleges, takes place when a user writes a direct message and includes a hyperlink. Read more…

More about Google, Twitter, Lawsuit, Privacy, and Tech

Read the article: 

Twitter accused of eavesdropping on direct messages in new lawsuit