Twitter bug disclosed some iOS users' location data

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 04:38 Hrs
29
cmt right
29
Comment Right
47
cmt right
11
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email
Twitter bug disclosed some iOS users' location data


Twitter has disclosed a bug that shared some iOS users' data with an unnamed partner, even if the users did not opt to share data.

The micro-blogging platform said it discovered that "we were inadvertently collecting and sharing iOS location data with one of our trusted partners in certain circumstances".

The bug affected Twitter's iOS user base and they've since been notified of the issue.

"We have confirmed with our partner that the location data has not been retained and that it only existed in their systems for a short time, and was then deleted as part of their normal process," Twitter said in a statement on Monday.

For people who used more than one account on Twitter for iOS and opted into using the precise location feature in one account, the location data was "accidentally collected" when they were using any other account(s) on that same device for which they had not turned on the precise location feature.

"Due to a bug in Twitter for iOS, we inadvertently collected and shared location data (at the zip code or city level)," the Twitter Support team said in a tweet.

"We have fixed this problem and are working hard to make sure it does not happen again. We have also communicated with the people whose accounts were impacted to let them know the bug has been fixed."

It's unclear at this time when this location sharing took place, or for how long.



Read more news:

Knowing the Unknown - Formula 1 

5 Classic Video Games that Bring Back the Kid in You


Source: IANS
SPOTLIGHT
Gadgets
Yamaha Music India has launched its first Indian keyboard PSR I500 under the 'Make in India' initi..
Technology
To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned..
Career
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a multi-national hospitality management institute, a..
Travel
Imagine life being a romantic Bollywood song of the 90's. All those exotic frames punched into one..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ..
Finance
India's tea exports increased by 11.5 per cent to 17.93 million kgs in April this year aga..
Entertainment
Actor Dhanush, whose last Hindi release was R. Balkis "Shamitabh", may be working in another H..
Business
Automobile major MG Motors India on Wednesday said that it plans to manufacture electric vehicle E..
Startup City
With cities growing rapidly and infrastructure not keeping pace, the daunting work com..