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 customers.

What is especially notable about this bug is that it has been impacting customers over a interval of a number of years.

The firm disclosed that the bug started affecting customers on November 3, 2014. It wasn’t fastened till January 14, 2019.

According to Twitter’s announcement, the “Protect your Tweets” setting was disabled for some Android customers if sure account adjustments have been made, reminiscent of altering the e-mail deal with related to the account.

The bug didn’t individuals who use Twitter on iOS or on the net.

Twitter has knowledgeable folks which can be identified to be affected by the bug. The “Protect your Tweets” setting was routinely turned again on for them if it was disabled.

However, Twitter notes, it can not verify each account which will have been impacted. Which is why it’s publicly disclosing the difficulty.

If you’re an Android person who might have been impacted by this bug, Twitter suggests reviewing your privateness settings to examine whether or not or not your tweets are protected.

The firm assures customers that measures are being put in place to stop an identical 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 have additional questions or issues, Twitter has opened up a knowledge safety inquiry kind right here.

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