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12:00 AM, January 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, January 21, 2019

A bug on Twitter leaves Android users exposed

Twitter has accidentally revealed the private tweets of some Android users'. Twitter's “Protect your Tweets” feature allowed people to use Twitter covertly. However, due to a bug on the social media site, these private tweets were made public. This bug has only been brought to site's attention on January 14, 2019. 

Twitter has issued a public statement informing the affected users to re-enable the "Protect your Tweets" feature. This feature was disabled on a number of Twitter accounts and those accounts can now access the feature given that the situation has been resolved on Twitter's end. However, Twitter does not have a full list of affected users and the number of users with exposed tweets can even be greater.

While, this was a huge oversight on Twitter's part and as a result of which, this bug has existed ever since November 3, 2014; Twitter has assured users that, after this incident, they have resolved issues relating to the "Protect your Tweets" feature and other associated bugs.

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