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Twitter's new bug discloses iOS users location data

Twitter reveals a new bug that shares some iOS users location data.

India TV Tech Desk India TV Tech Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 14, 2019 11:00 IST
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Twitter's new bug discloses iOS users location data

Twitter has revealed that there is a new bug that shares some iOS users' data with unnamed partners, even when not opted by the users to share data. According to Twitter, we were inadvertently collecting and sharing iOS location data with one of our trusted partners in certain circumstances".

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The new twitter iOS bug affects the user base and has been notified of the issue.

Twitter said in a statement, "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".

Users who had more than one account on Twitter for iOS opted to use a precise location feature in one account by which the location data was collected accidentally while using any account on the same device for which the users had not turned on the precise location feature.

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

"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."

There is no certain idea as to when the location sharing took place and for how long.

(With IANS inputs)

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