Hey, Twitter users Be-aware! The company disclosed a Twitter privacy bug. It collects an account’s location information on iOS devices. Even if the users have not turned out the precise location tracking feature. Furthermore, the company also confirmed that the social network has shared the location data with an advertising partner.
Twitter Privacy Bug Shares Location
This bug has affected those who have more than one Twitter account logged in on its iOS app and had turned on the precise location feature. In case the users had enabled it on one account on the app, the bug would also activate it for all the other accounts logged in on that device.
“We have fixed this problem and are working hard to make sure it does not happen again,” Twitter said in its statement. “We have also communicated with the people whose accounts were impacted to let them know the bug has been fixed.”
However, Twitter didn’t make it clear how long the bug had existed, and how many people were affected by this bug. Twitter has also confirmed that it wanted to remove location data from what it sent to its advertising partners but it couldn’t make that and failed. It further said that the partners only had that data for a short period, and it was deleted.