24 Sep Twitter Direct Messages Exposed by API Bug
Twitter announced last Friday that a bug that affected its Account Activity API may have inadvertently exposed the direct messages and protected tweets of users to developers not meant to see them.
While the company says that it has not discovered any such instances, it also cannot confirm that it did not happen and thus informed users that may have been affected, which is less than 1 percent or roughly 3 million people.
Twitter said that the bug only involved messages and interactions with companies that use Twitter “for things like customer service” and did not affect all direct messages.
Source: Fox News