[Herts] Twitter info?

Mike Roberts hertslug at mikerobe.org
Thu Feb 25 23:26:13 UTC 2010

Hi Steve,

I dont think it was you. It was more of a talk about the inherent 
insecurity of the the twitter api's and how easy it was (at that point 
in time) to extract significant quantities of personal information on 
twitterers by using automated queries of the system. The person giving 
the talk, as I remember said something along the lines of they wouldnt 
touch twitter as a result and recommended identi.ca as it as more 
secure. They had blogged on their findings and had also, I think, tried 
to point this out to twitter. I am trying to find a ref to their blog 
where they outlined the issues. It is one of the regular guys and I am 
so sorry I cant remember their name.

Mike 8-{>

Steve Clark wrote:
> On Thursday 25 Feb 2010 08:42:30 Lance Haig wrote:
>> The OSS version of twitter is at http://identi.ca
> Was that me? I'm still tweeting/denting and having fun with it. A post today 
> on the uses of higher speed broadband generated some interesting discussion 
> from all over the world.
> I don't know what site Mike means. The whole microblogging phenomenon has been 
> extensively discussed all over the place.
> I'm currently trying to rationalise my social networking. I follow people on 
> lots of services and this leads to some duplicated that I'm trying to reduce. 
> I plan to blog about it when I work out what I want to do.
> You can find links to most of my on-line personas at
> http://bagofspoons.net/
> Steve
>> On 24/02/2010 22:34, Mike Roberts wrote:
>>> Hi Guys,
>>> Hope the last meeting went well? Sorry I couldnt make it.
>>> A while back someone, and apologies for not remembering your name, gave
>>> a really interesting talk about twitter and some of the "features" he
>>> felt it had. Is there any chance of a link to the website where this was
>>> covered please?
>>> Cheers Mike 8-{>
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