Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, responding to our email, said “this bug allowed access to the search product interface only. No personally identifiable user information is accessible on that site.”
Included in the Search admin are the Trending Topics settings, and the tool used to remove individual statuses from search results in some cases.
What were they thinking?
This raises the important question: How secure is Twitter, or any other web service? How do we know that they’re even hashing our passwords to protect them if the database was compromised?