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Twitter has disclosed that a security incident is causing private tweets sent to Twitter Circles to leak and be shown publicly to users outside of the Circle. Twitter Circle is a feature that was released in August 2022 and is a way for users to send tweets to a smaller circle of people, promising to keep them private. However around April 7th, Twitter users began complaining that their tweets to Twitter Circle were no longer private and shown publicly to people in their timelines. Weeks after the incident, Twitter finally acknowledge the incident and sent an email to impacted users informing them of the security incident.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast