Twitter Accidentally Reveals Private Tweets of Android Users


A Twitter bug has prevented the “Protect Your Tweets” setting from working as supposed for some Android prospects.

What is very notable about this bug is that it has been impacting prospects over a interval of a quantity of years.

The agency disclosed that the bug began affecting prospects on November 3, 2014. It wasn’t fixed until January 14, 2019.

According to Twitter’s announcement, the “Protect your Tweets” setting was disabled for some Android prospects if certain account changes have been made, reminiscent of altering the e-mail cope with associated to the account.

The bug did not people who use Twitter on iOS or on the web.

Twitter has educated of us which could be recognized to be affected by the bug. The “Protect your Tweets” setting was routinely turned once more on for them if it was disabled.

However, Twitter notes, it can’t confirm every account which can have been impacted. Which is why it’s publicly disclosing the issue.

If you are an Android one that might need been impacted by this bug, Twitter suggests reviewing your privateness settings to look at whether or not or not or not your tweets are protected.

The agency assures prospects that measures are being put in place to cease an equivalent incident from occurring.

“We recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day. We’re very sorry this happened and we’re conducting a full review to help prevent this from happening again.”

If you might need extra questions or points, Twitter has opened up a information security inquiry sort proper right here.

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