Security flaw exposes Twitter Android users' "protected status" account tweets
In January 2019 Twitter revealed that it had discovered a security flaw in that meant that Android users who updated the email address linked to their account between November 2014 and January 2019 had inadvertently turned off the "protected" setting on their accounts so that their tweets could have been exposed publicly. The company said it was alerting the affected users and publishing the error because it wanted to be sure of reaching the users it could not identify in its internal investigation.
Writer: Sarah Perez
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