Wed. Jul 15th, 2020

Twitter fixes a bug in Android app that exposes private tweet

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Twitter officially announced that Android client users who have done some operations on account settings may have been exposed private tweets for more than four years. Simply put, the tweets visible to some people will become visible to all.

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In a announce, Twitter wrote, “We’ve become aware of an issue in Twitter for Android that disabled the “Protect your Tweets” setting if certain account changes were made. You may have been impacted by this issue if you had protected Tweets turned on in your settings, used Twitter for Android, and made certain changes to account settings such as changing the email address associated with your account between November 3, 2014, and January 14, 2019. People on iOS or the web were not impacted. We fixed the issue on January 14, and we’ll provide updates if other important information becomes available.”

However, the exact number of people affected has not yet been determined, which is why Twitter has issued an announcement. Twitter officially recommends that users view the tweet protection settings of their account to ensure they meet their personal preferences. At the same time, a comprehensive review was initiated to ensure that similar issues no longer occur.