When Twitter forced Sachin Tendulkar on the backfoot – Tendulkar deleted a tweet asking for people’s numbers after a web security expert questioned its breach of privacy
Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar landed in some trouble on Monday after he posted a tweet, asking people to share the phone numbers of their friends.
The tweet was part of a brand promotion for IDBI life insurance to promote fitness, as the company sponsors several marathons across the country.
“Have friends with many excuses to not get fit? Tag them using #NoExcuses with their cities & mobile no & I may call to give them a pep talk!” Tendulkar tweeted, but later deleted the tweet.
Australian web security expert, Troy Hunt was quick to point out otherwise. Hunt tweeted, “How do you mine troves of phone numbers from Indians? Get a famous cricketer to politely ask people to dox their friends! #NoExcuses”
— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) July 10, 2017
A number of Indian tweeple also voiced their concern over Tendulkar’s tweet
thank goodness that Sachin didn't ask for your credit card info. we would have given it too.
— binesh (@Corrosiveman) July 10, 2017