Remember when Twitter was hacked and then-President-elect Barack Obama's followers were offered $500 in free gas? Honestly, me neither, but apparently the FTC wants to make sure Twitter doesn't forget either: In a statement on Thursday, the FTC said Twitter has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information. According to the regulator, the security lapses resulted in hackers sending out phony tweets from Twitter accounts of Barack Obama and Fox News. As per the FTC complaint, hackers gained administrative control of Twitter twice between January and May, 2009. ... As part of the settlement, Twitter must establish and maintain a comprehensive information security programme, which will be assessed by an independent auditor every other year for 10 years, the FTC noted. Let's hope it works!