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Elon Musk’s personal attorney, Alex Spiro, has reportedly sent a letter to Microsoft accusing it of using the Twitter API for “unauthorized use and purposes.”according to new york times and wall street journal, Spiro wrote, “Microsoft may have violated multiple terms of the agreement over an extended period of time.” In particular, it accuses Microsoft of improper use of Twitter data, including using more data than intended and sharing that data with government agencies without permission. Spiro also wrote that Microsoft refused to pay for data usage.
Microsoft has long used Twitter data via APIs in several products, including products related to Xbox, Bing, and their advertising tools. But after Twitter ended free access to its API, Microsoft decided to start distancing itself from his website. We’ve removed Twitter from our social media management tools for advertisers, and also turned off the option to upload screenshots and clips directly to Twitter from Xbox consoles and Windows Game Bar. The tech giant hasn’t explained the reasons behind these decisions, but Twitter is charging organizations up to $50,000 a month to access the new API.
Elon Musk responded to a tweet about Microsoft removing Twitter from its social media management tool. Said: “They used Twitter data to train illegally. Time to sue.” It’s also worth noting that relations between Mr. Musk and Microsoft have soured recently. claim The tech giant controls its partner, OpenAI. Microsoft, which invested a total of $13 billion in ChatGPT creators, said its claims were “Factually incorrect‘ said Musk. fox news He said he was concerned that ChatGPT was “trained to be politically correct” and was considering creating its own generative AI chatbot called “TruthGPT.”He also criticized He helped transform OpenAI, which started as a non-profit in 2015, into a for-profit business.
It’s unclear if the incident will lead to lawsuits, but Twitter has asked Microsoft to investigate how its apps use data. Twitter is also asking Microsoft to provide a report by June on how much data the company has and how it stores and uses it. Additionally, I would like to know when Microsoft allowed government agencies to access their data.
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