Jan 18, 2019

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "Protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts. Twitter said it had started to let affected users know about the bug. Twitter said it was also issuing a public notice about the error because it could not confirm the exact number of accounts that had been affected and wanted to reach those it could not identify by an internal investigation. Anyone who used Twitter via an Apple device or through the web would not have been caught out by the bug.

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