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Twitter Denies 55,000 Usernames And Passwords Posted Online Were Hacked

Twitter had a bit of a hacking scare on Tuesday, as about 55,000 usernames and passwords were leaked on a filesharing website. However, the company has denied that they were actually hacked, claiming that the data was actually mostly spam accounts, unlinked usernames and passwords, or duplicates.
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When Will Twitter Release Unused Usernames?

Dear Twitter,

I, like thousands of other users, don’t have my ideal username. Rather than tweeting from my desired “@LaurenDugan”, I have had to settle for an ugly underscore a la “@Lauren_Dugan”. Why? Because “@LaurenDugan” was taken… 3 years ago. And hasn’t been used since.
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