Twitter-Owned SDK Leaking Location Data of Millions of Users

Joseph Cox reports:

A series of popular apps using an outdated piece of code owned by Twitter are exposing their users’ location data. In total, the apps have been downloaded nearly 10 million times.

The news highlights the continued role of software development kits (SDKs), small bundles of code that developers often add to their apps in order to generate revenue, as well as how granular location data can be exposed through sloppily implemented phone software.

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h/t, Joe Cadillic

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