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Twitter bug revealed some Android users private tweets

Twitter accidentally revealed some users protected (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon. The Protect your Tweets settingtypically allows people to use Twitter in a non-public fashion. These users get to approve who can follow them and who can view their content. For some Android users over a period of several years, that may not have been the case their tweets were actually made public as a result of this bug.
The company says that the issue impacted Twitter for Android users who made certain account changes while the Protect your Tweets option was turned on.
For example, if the user had changed their account email address, the Protect your Tweets setting was disabled.


Weve become aware of and fixed an issue where the Protect your Tweets setting was disabled on Twitter for Android. Those affected have been alerted and weve turned the setting back on for them. More here: https://t.co/0qM5B1S393
Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 17, 2019
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