Android Patch for Twitter Privacy Bug

Twitter recently announced and released a patch for a bug that affected the privacy settings of Android Twitter users for over four years, since November 3, 2014. The “Protect your Tweets” setting may have been disabled if certain changes were made to the account settings. This bug resulted in protected tweets being made public. Users on iOS and the web were not affected. Twitter has turned this option back on for users if it was disabled. The NJCCIC advises users to review the “Protect your Tweets” option under Twitter’s “Privacy and Safety” settings. For more information, please review Twitter’s statement here.

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