SmartBloggerz New Update On Twitter Private Profile Bug

by Sushant Risodkar · 12 comments

Recently, Mashable told about a new bug in which with the help of Google you can see private twitter profiles by using – site:*private profile* Here we are taking billclinton profile as an example.

But the problem is that you can only see some little words in the search results of Google and no cache.

So Now I went on and modified it. Now you can use that term on Yahoo search Engine. Just put – site:*private profile* in the yahoo search box and see the cache of the results listed there.


Here some of the updates extracted from Bill Clinton Profile.

  • “So let me get this straight Hillary, your telling me I can’t run for president a third time?”
  • “It’s all over…I have nothing to say, except…VP! VP! VP!”

DISCLAIMER:This post is just to notify Twitter about the problem and not to teach something dirty to the people out there.

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Ching Ya October 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Hi there, thanks so much for commenting over blogengage the other day. Nice meeting you and this is my first visit here. Nice site, also very ‘handy’ Twitter tips too. ^^ NO worries, I won’t be using it to prive others’ privacy, although that’s quite the same thing happened with Facebook earlier about privacy issues if I remember correctly, someone did bring that up. Hopefully social media sites will do something about it to protech users’ privacy as promised. Finger cross.

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Holly Jahangiri December 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm

If something’s private, don’t put it online.

That said, if you provide some third party business with private info (e.g., a bank) they’d BETTER keep it private.
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sbunting108 October 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Whoa Im surprised they have not done anything about that! Anyway thanks for telling me
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Vishal Sanjay October 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Hey thanks for a great post sushant, i’m surprised they haven’t done anything about it. Once again SmartBloggerz is a resourceful read.

Vishal Sanjay
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akira07 December 10, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Nobody report it to twitter yet? Well, or just less people aware about it? Should i the first who report it?
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Sham October 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

That’s a nice find ..Twitter user must be aware of it!
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akira07 December 10, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Of course since private account is mean private info is included which sometime is a secret. Anyway, is FBI has a twitter account? If yes and if it’s private, then it’s a danger…!!!
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Melvin October 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Hahha, lols.. Let’s see if Twitter can address this asap..
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Holly Jahangiri December 10, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Looks like they have addressed it. Cache shows nothing other than the locked profile page.
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Holly Jahangiri December 10, 2009 at 7:32 pm

LOL – I have trouble believing Bill’s tweeting like that, but I did find the account. What’s weird, to me, is that his is private AND verified, while the one that would APPEAR to be Hilary’s is open, unverified, and has one weird tweet: @AblativMeatshld Hello. I don’t think that’s HER…
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akira07 December 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Well it’s no problem if its not the real account, because our main problem here is not about bill clinton itself but the twitter bug, right? 😛
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akira07 December 10, 2009 at 7:59 pm

I try it on yahoo using your technique and find it’s still work. However no system is 100% perferct in this world. But what i wonder is, why twitter still not updating their system when the bug information already spreaded on internet? So, make it private/no is now a same. Hope twitter aware about it, since i’m fear people can use it for certain negative activity.
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