Twitter users getting strange notifications

Twitter users getting strange notifications
Source: Time.com
Date: 17-10-2018 Time: 03:10:42:am
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On Tuesday, people received some strange-looking push notifications from Twitter on their phones at around 12:30 p.m.

It appears a significant number of users got a few notifications in a row that all contained a mysterious combination of letters and numbers, followed by a colon and one or more digits.

Devoid of any context, Twitter users were quick to question what it all meant.

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has already tweeted that the company is on it, promising in a tweet Tuesday that “We’re seeing this issue too. On it.”

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jack@jack

We’re seeing this issue too. On it.

5:42 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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So exactly what is this apparent glitch about?

Is “2e1f6171d05a409e9531a2b139d69928: 14” an error, or a much more valuable clue? It’s still unclear, but before long, the Twittersphere was full of questions.

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Jack Phan@JackPhan

Looks like @Twitter is having a freak out moment after the last update. 🧐 Anyone else having this problem?

5:40 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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Alex Griswold@HashtagGriswold

Anyone else get a weird Twitter notification just now?

6:01 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕪 𝕤𝕡𝕚𝕔𝕖✨@_trvly

twitter notifications: a4be60df51jse0

me:

6:00 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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Lovesmusic96 🎶@Lovesmusic96

Am I the only person who didn't get a notification from twitter with all those numbers

6:00 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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BigFudge🎃@Official_Jude_

The only notifications i gets thanks @Twitter

6:00 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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Jeremy Herb@jeremyherb

Anyone know what these random Twitter notifications are?

5:33 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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Ed Krassenstein@EdKrassen

What’s going on with all of these Twitter notifications? @Twitter

5:36 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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Andy Sternberg@andysternberg

@Twitter what's the deal with these iOS notifications containing some sort of hashed data? @TwitterSupport @TwitterData

5:40 PM - Oct 16, 2018

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L&H News@StylinsonDaily

conspiracy theory: twitter is getting hacked by a higher force

5:37 PM - Oct 16, 2018

 


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