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Twitter warns Vine users that email addresses and phone numbers were exposed

Vine as we once knew it has already been shut down, but unfortunately that doesn’t mean the information you provided to the Twitter-owned company is secure. Twitter just sent out a mass email to Vine users alerting them of a “bug” that briefly allowed third parties to view email addresses and phone numbers associated with Vine accounts. If you get the email, your information was likely exposed — though that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s being misused by anyone. The company makes no mention of any passwords having been exposed during the window that it claims lasted “less than 24 hours.” Vine has also published a Medium post on the issue. 

The bug affected the Vine Archive, which the company describes as a “time capsule” (perhaps graveyard?) of all Vines that were uploaded with the service. The Vine Archive remains viewable from web browsers, although no new uploads are supported; Vine’s smartphone app was repurposed into a camera app and can no longer browse the defunct social network. 

The article was published on : theverge
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