Twitter recently had a number of privacy issues related to the inability to protect private tweaks to retrieve deleted location information. Now it looks like Twitter can keep the data it claims to erase.
TechCrunch reported on Friday that it has been able to retrieve direct messages dating back to years associated with deactivated or discontinued accounts. The revelation highlighted by security researcher Caran Sayyi shows that attempting to purge his servers can be meaningless even if claim that the user-disabled accounts will be "deleted" . On Gizmodo's question to clarify the hint that user data will be removed if users disable their accounts, the spokesman declined to comment. As noted by TechCrunch, Twitter reports about its law enforcement guidelines ] page after the user disables an account, "there is a very short period of time in which we may have access to account information, including Tweets. "But TechCrunch has been able to retrieve messages from long-deactivated or suspended profiles
A social media site spokesman told TechCrunch he was addressing the issue.
This is not a eat looking company that just last month said it "recognized [s] and valued [s] the trust you put in us and are committed to gaining this trust every day." It was the official Twitter response after revealing that tweets of some of its Android users who have enabled the Security of Your Tweaks setting might actually be public because of an error that turned off the privacy feature if some account changes have been made.