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Twitter API bug potentially allowed developers to read DMs and private accounts

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Earlier today, Twitter sent a message to a large number of users informing them about an API bug. According to the company, it identified a bug on September 10 that potentially allowed direct messages and protected accounts to be read by "Twitter developers who were not authorized to receive them."

Twitter went into more detail about the bug on its Developer Blog, explaining that it could have allowed data to be sent to the wrong developer's webhook URL (the mechanism that some Twitter applications use to retrieve data).

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Twitter API bug potentially allowed developers to read DMs and private accounts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Stay of execution: Twitter is indefinitely delaying its plans to break 3rd party apps

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Twitter has become openly hostile to third-party apps over the past few years, to push users to its own applications. Many features have never been available to third-party apps, like group DMs, polls, and Moments. The company also introduced a token limit a few years ago, causing popular clients to suddenly stop working (like Flamingo).

Back in December, Twitter announced that existing streaming APIs would stop working in June 2018, as they would be replaced by a new Account Activity API.

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Stay of execution: Twitter is indefinitely delaying its plans to break 3rd party apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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