Old tweets reveal hidden secrets

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Old tweets reveal hidden secrets
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:09:43 PM »
Researchers from the Foundation for Research and Technology in Greece and the University of Illinois found all this out after writing a tool called LPAuditor. The software mines publicly available tweet data that anyone can download from Twitter via its application programming interface (API).

Using the tool, they analyzed the metadata – hidden information about a tweet embedded in the post – to identify users’ homes, workplaces and sensitive places that they visited. In dozens of cases, they were also able to identify the users behind anonymous Twitter accounts.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/01/11/old-twitter-posts-reveal-hidden-secrets-say-researchers/

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