Twitter’s default settings could be exposing identifying information


We cannot say with certainty how many people were impacted by this, but in an effort to be transparent, we wanted to make everyone aware. No personal data was ever shared externally with our partners or any other third parties,Twitter claimed the mistake was “unintentional” and “inadvertent."


So far the problem only seems to affect Twitter accounts who have a phone number associated with their account, and have “phone number discoverability” enabled in their settings. If you’re unsure, you can check the EFF’s step-by-step guide to checking your settings

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