Twitter bug is leaking your deepest, darkest secrets


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There's been a lot of controversy since Elon Musk bought Twitter back in October, but a new Twitter bug that has now reared its ugly head is set to take the top spot.

The bug has caused tens of thousands (34,000 reported) of deleted tweets to be restored, with the messages dating back from before November 2022, according to Zdnet.

Right now, all of the information available to us is anecdotal, with evidence provided on a case-by-case basis, but the great undeleting appears to be widespread.

One Twitter engineer provided a possible explanation for the issue on Mastadon. "As an ex-twitter employee," they say, "this sounds a lot like they moved a bunch of servers between datacenters and didn't properly adjust the topology before reinserting them into the network, leading to stale data becoming revived."

Regardless of why Twitter has starting restoring deleted tweets, it calls into question how safe users' data really is on the bird app.

And, frankly, those tweets were deleted for a reason: typos, for example, or those that had second thoughts about sharing their opinions on certain topics. Maybe you overshared some of your darkest thoughts and thought of it. There are also people who don't want others snooping on their private information, and more.

So, if you're a Twitter user who values privacy, you might want to take a look back through your profile and see if any of your deleted gems have come back to haunt you.

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