Twitter accidentally shares user location data through Apple devices

Published: May 14, 2019
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

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

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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.

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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.

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