BTW Twitter, your Tweetdeck bug was a privacy breach…

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 “A bug in your software has given me access to hundreds of accounts.” — Geoff Evason 

Last Friday TechcrunchC|NET,  CNN Money and other tech sites reported that some Tweetdeck users had access to other Tweetdeck user accounts. The issue was first reported on Twitter with a tweet from Geoff Evason:  “A bug in your software has given me access to hundreds of accounts.”

Twitter status  [short & succinct]

TweetDeck is currently down while we look into an issue.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

At the time of this blog post Twitter’s @Tweetdeck remains non-responsive.

The capability to access other Twitter accounts via Tweetdeck without a password does not smack of a mere bug. 

The capability to access other Twitter accounts via Tweetdeck without a password does not smack of a mere bug. If we allow social networking sites to continue downplaying privacy breaches as insignificant and  incidental – bugs will continue to trump the truth.

Do you think that social networking sites should take more responsibility for privacy breaches and “bugs?”

 

 

 

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