Twitter’s Source Code Was Accidentally Posted Public for a Short Time

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Twitter is a popular social media platform that allows users to share short messages, known as tweets, with their followers. It was founded in 2006 and has grown to have over 330 million active users worldwide. 

Twitter is known for its real-time news and updates and its use as a marketing and communication tool for businesses and individuals. Users can also follow other users, search for topics of interest, and participate in discussions through hashtags. Twitter has become an integral part of modern communication and continues to evolve and innovate with new features and capabilities.

Twitter’s source code is considered confidential and proprietary information protected by intellectual property laws. It is not available for public use or access. Only authorized employees and contractors who signed non-disclosure agreements with Twitter can access the company’s source code.

Twitter’s Source Code Was Accidentally Posted Public for a Short Time

According to the court details, the little portions of Twitter’s computer code were leaked online. This is the new challenge for the social media giant following Elon Musk’s takeover of $44 billion last year. 

After an anonymous user going by the handle ‘FreeSpeechEnthusiast’ purportedly uploaded some of Twitter’s source code to GitHub without permission, Twitter reportedly issued a subpoena to the software collaboration platform. The Twitter legal representative says that the subpoena aims to identify the individual who leaked the code. Moreover, the U.S. District received a filled document from the Northern District of California. 

CNBC verified that Twitter requested the code be removed on the same day, and GitHub compiled it. According to a company representative, GitHub is transparent about all DMCA takedowns, in which material is removed from a website at the request of a copyright holder. Twitter has yet to respond quickly to requests for feedback.

Elon Musk asserted that Twitter would unveil the code utilized on March 31, and people would come across trivial problems. 

Additionally, he acknowledged that sharing the code openly and transparently would be ‘extremely embarrassing initially’. GitHub removed ‘proprietary source code for Twitter’s infrastructure and internal tools’ per a DMCA request. It is still unclear if the source code used to suggest tweets were included in the leak.

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Saqib Raja

Saqib Raja

Chairman -The Millennium Group of Companies

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