Twitter's "Circle" feature allows users to share their tweets with a specific group of people instead of the public.
A bug in the Circle feature allowed some tweets to be visible to people outside of the intended group, potentially compromising users' privacy.
The bug was discovered by a security researcher who reported it to Twitter
Twitter has fixed a bug in its "Circle" feature that compromised users' privacy by allowing some tweets to be visible to people outside of the intended group.
Twitter's Circle feature allows users to share their tweets with a specific group of people rather than the public, making it a useful tool for private communication.
However, the bug meant that some tweets were visible to unintended recipients, potentially leading to embarrassment, reputational damage, or other harm.
Twitter has thanked the researcher for their responsible disclosure, but the incident highlights the ongoing need for vigilance and oversight when it comes to social media privacy and security.