Twitter warns users that Firefox may be storing their data inadverently

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Earlier today Twitter started showing this popup message to users online, and on its iOS, iPadOS, and macOS app warning users that Firefox may have inadvertently stored user data from Twitter that is “non-public information” within the browsers cache.

In simpler terms, if you downloaded something from Twitter like your “Twitter data archive or sending or receiving media via Direct Message” personal user data would still be stored within Firefox’s cache even after you log out of Twitter. Twitter says that Firefox automatically deletes its cache after 7 days, then “the information should have automatically been removed.” Twitter says this does not affect users on Chrome or Safari

The company also says that they have taken measures on their end to prevent Firefox from storing user data in their cache and advises users that have used or use public or shared computers to clear the browser’s cache before logging out.

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