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Twitter has finally admitted a "security incident" caused some users' semi-private Twitter Circle tweets to show up on others' timelines. Some of these tweeters took to — where else — Twitter to share an email they received this weekend. "In April 2023, a security incident that may have allowed users outside of your Twitter …

  1. JWLong

    It's Twitter

    No one cares...........

  2. trevorde Silver badge

    Tweet from Elon Musk

    Dear Security Circle,

    please fix the bug about private circles showing up on other's timelines ASAP

    Elon Musk

    PS you're all fired

  3. that one in the corner Silver badge

    Think of it as Free Speech In Action

    You didn't want everyone seeing that message?

    Why? What are you trying to hide?

    Anyway, you gave it to us for free, we are free to do with it what we want. Free speech from you, for us to freely monetise. That is The American Way[1]

    You disagree? So *that* is what you were hiding, you Unamerican commie you!

    [1] As freely interpreted in The Book Of Elon, just after The Whitepaper[2]

    [2] All Hail The Whitepaper

  4. Howard Sway Silver badge

    It took the Elon Musk-run biz nearly a month to notify users about the privacy breach

    Remember that his big plan is to turn Twitter into the "everything app" that you trust all your money and online activity to. Looks like he needs to hire a lot more more rigorous and experienced engineers throughout the company if it's not going to end up as the "everything about you and your finances has just been leaked online app".

    He'd better do it quickly, otherwise there'll be a big pile of stories like this when he launches it and tries to assure people it's "safe".

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Life, without social media

    As it was meant to be.

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