Twitter accidentally shares user location data with advertising partner


  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2019

About half of Americans and Canadians get their news primarily from social media, yet most don't trust this source of information, according to a survey released April 9. — AFP Relaxnews

Twitter Inc said on May 13 it may have accidentally collected and shared location data of some users accessing its app through Apple devices with an advertising partner.

In a blog post, the social media platform said the information collected was not retained and only existed in their systems for a short time and have informed the people whose accounts were impacted to let them know the bug has been fixed.

The advertising partner did not receive data such as user's twitter handle or other unique account ids that could have compromised identity, the company said.– Reuters

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