Twitter bug potentially exposed DMs to unauthorized developers for over a year

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Twitter bug potentially exposed DMs to unauthorized developers for over a year

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Late Friday morning, Twitter notified a select group of users that some of their private messages might not have been exactly, well, private. The warning, issued to at least one Mashable reporter in the form of a popup within the mobile app, says the issue has been ongoing since May of last year.

That's right, this bug may have been exposing some of your direct messages for 16 months.

"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 received them," read the message. "The issue has persisted since May 2017, but we resolved it immediately upon discovering it."

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