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Twitter discloses API vulnerability that allowed snoops to tie phone numbers to accounts

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Twitter has made "a number of changes to the endpoint" to fix the issue.

Facebook bug gave developers access to private photos of 6.8 million users

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

Facebook says the bug existed for 12 days and was fixed promptly after discovery on Sept. 25.

New flaw prompts Google to shut down Google+ for consumers within 90 days

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

The new farewell date for the consumer version of Google+ will come four months early after Google discovered a privacy bug affecting 52.5 million accounts.

Slow disclosure of Google+ flaw draws attention of senators

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 years ago

Republican senators have written to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding to know why the company was reportedly slow to disclose a software flaw in its Google+ social network.

Google shuts down Google+ for consumers due to bug found months ago

by Greg Otto • 2 years ago

In March, Google found that a flaw in its Google+ People API exposed data including name, email address, occupation, gender and age. "We found no evidence that any profile data was misused," the company said.

Twitter API bug leaked private data to other accounts

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

A bug in Twitter’s account activity API inadvertently leaked sensitive data to other developers, including direct messages and protected tweets, Twitter announced on Friday.

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