Twitter bug exposed some Android users’ private tweets since 2014

Today, Twitter disclosed a bug persisting from 2014 on its platform that affected protected tweets and accounts on Android. The company said the bug – active between November 2014 and January 2019 – switched off the “Turn your tweets private” option when users made changes to their account, like updating the email address associated with […]

Twitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years

SOPA Images via Getty Images A bug that has plagued Twitter since 2014 exposed the tweets of some Android users that were intended to be private. Twitter first disclosed the issue on its Help Center today after apparently fixing the issue on January 14th. The bug didn’t affect people using Twitter on iOS or desktop. […]

Twitter bug that made your private tweets public went unnoticed for over 4 years

A security flaw that affected “protected” Twitter accounts has finally been fixed.Image: Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-01-17 22:24:58 UTC Twitter users with an Android device should double- check their accounts, especially if they sent a tweet sometime between 2014 and 2019. We’ve become aware of and fixed an issue where the “Protect your […]

Twitter Oopsie: Bug Made Some Android Users' Private Tweets Public

Photo: Getty Twitter shared some unsettling news for Android users today. For more than four years, a bug affecting Twitter’s Android app made some users’ private tweets public. Twitter says the bug was triggered when users turned on the “Protect your Tweets” setting and made seemingly unrelated changes to their accounts, like updating their email […]