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Twitter bug sent user's direct messages to third-party developers


Micro-blogging site Twitter announced they have patched a bug that affected one of its "Account Activity Application Programming Interface" (AAAPI) which sent user's private direct messages to third-party developers who were not authorized to receive them.

The bug ran from May 2017 but was fixed on September 10, 2018, after the company found it. It is estimated that it has affected less than 1 percent of Twitter's account holders, it means that more than 3 million people are potentially impacted.

The company has started notifying individuals via an in-app notice and on "A bug affecting one of our APIs

On Monday, September 10, we identified a bug that may have sent one or more of your Direct Messages or protected Tweets (if your account was protected at the time) to Twitter developers who were not authorized to receive them. The issue has persisted since May 2017, but we resolved it immediately upon discovering it. Our investigation into this issue is ongoing,...(continued)
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