[Herts] Twitter info?

Steve Clark steve at bagofspoons.net
Fri Feb 26 07:49:32 UTC 2010

On Thursday 25 Feb 2010 23:25:58 Mike Roberts wrote:
> 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.

Ah, I think that was Rob responding to my bit on microblogging. His blog is at


Someone else is trying to highlight the dangers of posting where you are with


I'm a little wary of giving away too much info on where I am and personal 
details. I realise that someone could collate data from all these places I 
post on-line and deduce things about me, but I don't think they could do any 
harm with it. Even if they hack my account they could just pretend to be me in 
a limited context and might know my birthday.

I'm not going to get paranoid just yet.


> 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/

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