Twitter says a ‘security incident’ led to private Circle tweets becoming public | Engadget

In April, users with Twitter’s Circle feature saw the platform exposing private tweets to strangers. Now, almost a month later, the company has finally spoken out on the issue. In an email seen by Twitter told affected users that the exposure was the result of “a security incident that occurred earlier this year.”

The company claims that the issue was “fixed immediately.” He also shared an apology. “Twitter is committed to protecting the privacy of the people who use our service, and we understand the risks that an incident like this can present and are deeply sorry that this has happened,” the company said. When news of the exhibition began to circulate online, some, including creator Theo Brown, he speculated that the problem was a result of Twitter being unable to filter Circle’s tweets from its recommendation algorithm. Twitter has not operated a communications department since the first round of Elon Musk layoffs, and the company did not initially acknowledge the problem.

More broadly, Twitter has dealt with a growing number of technical issues since Musk’s. The billionaire has cut the company’s workforce by at least 60 percent, gutting many of his employees. During that time, Twitter has suffered and created confusion over the implementation and removal of features.

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