protected tweets

Twitter exposed some Android users’ protected tweets, and didn’t notice for over four years

Twitter has owned up to a privacy goof that exposed some Android users’ private tweets.

Privacy bug exposed 93,788 protected Twitter accounts to snoopers

Since November last year, 93,788 Twitter users – who thought their micro-blogging updates were private and protected – were being silently snooped upon.

Twitter has now fixed the embarrassing privacy flaw, and apologised to the victims.