By Nitish Singh – January 18, 2019
If you are a Twitter user on Android and have changed your settings anytime between November 3, 2014, to January 14, 2019, your tweets may have been exposed. The social media platform revealed details about a bug that caused the issue and has apologized for the same. The bug was responsible for overwriting the “Protect your Tweets” preferences when changing other settings on accounts. According to the micro-blogging platform, the bug was not taken advantage of by cybercriminals.
Twitter updated its Help Page regarding the incident stating “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. We encourage you to review your privacy settings to ensure that your ‘Protect your Tweets’ setting reflects your preferences.”