Twitter bug on Android allowed researcher to match 17 million phone numbers with accounts

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Twitter bug on Android allowed researcher to match 17 million phone numbers with accounts
    December 24, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter...-match-17-million-phone-numbers-with-accounts
    TechCrunch: A Twitter app bug was used to match 17 million phone numbers to user accounts
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Hey, that's a "feature", not a "bug". Finding friends on Twitter, based on their phone numbers, I mean.
     
  3. mood

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    Twitter suspends ‘large network’ of fake accounts used to match phone numbers to users
    February 3, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/03/t...ccounts-used-to-match-phone-numbers-to-users/
    Twitter: An Incident Impacting your Account Identity
     
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