Twitter fixes Circles tweets' privacy issue, adds DM encryption v1.0

10/05/2023 | The Guardian

Twitter has belatedly acknowledged and resolved a privacy issue that resulted in Tweets only intended for close friends in "circles" being made visible to the site at large, The Guardian reports. Users had been reporting the issue for weeks, but the company's security team has now confirmed the issue has been fixed. In a statement, Twitter said, “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 introduce and we deeply regret this happened."

In related news, The Register reports on an Elon Musk Tweet announcing Twitter has added encrypted direct messages (v1.0), which Musk claims will continue to grow in its sophistication. The article indicates Twitter intends the service to offer "secure end-to-end encryption for direct messages."

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