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Did Musk fight with Microsoft? Twitter says Microsoft illegally uses its data

via:新浪科技     time:2023/5/19 20:02:26     readed:63

Sina Technology News Beijing time on the morning of May 19th, it is reported that Musk's personal lawyer Alex Spiro (Alex Spiro) sent a letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on behalf of Twitter, Twitter believes that Microsoft violated the Twitter developer agreement.

Spiro claims that Microsoft has violated several terms of the Twitter developer agreement for quite a long time. Spiro believes that Microsoft not only violates the agreement, but also does not pay for the use of data. Microsoft uses more data than expected and shares data with government agencies without permission.

Twitter may have sent the letter because he wanted Microsoft to pay for the data.

Microsoft spokesman Frank Shaw (Frank Shaw) confirmed that Microsoft did not pay, and that Microsoft still hopes to maintain a long-term partnership with Twitter in the future.

Musk doesn't seem very friendly to Microsoft these days. Last month, Musk publicly claimed that Microsoft used Twitter data to train AI "illegally" and threatened to sue. Musk accused Microsoft of controlling OpenAI, which Microsoft disagreed with.

Not only that, Microsoft said it would not pay for access to Twitter data, but it also told advertising platform customers that it would remove Twitter from the platform. Advertisers use the Microsoft platform to manage social media accounts, including Twitter.

Microsoft is the main supporter of OpenAI, and training AI requires a lot of data. In December, Mr Musk cut off data links between OpenAI and Twitter. OpenAI pays $2 million a year to get Twitter data, but Musk thinks the price is unreasonable.

Some Microsoft products have integrated TwitterAPI, including Xbox, Bing, advertising platform, etc., but Microsoft suddenly cut off support for TwitterAPI last month. Now Twitter accuses Microsoft of violating the developer agreement and requires a review of APP's data usage.

Twitter also asked Microsoft to submit a report by June on how much Twitter data Microsoft has, how it is stored and used, and when government agencies obtained the data. According to Twitter rules, government agencies cannot use Twitter data unless Twitter is notified in advance. There is a limit to the amount of Twitter data that outsiders want to use. In 2022 alone, Microsoft used the Twitter data portal more than 780 million times and retrieved 26 billion tweets, significantly exceeding the number used.

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