Unauthorized access to twitter account via app

midislandnews
@midislandnews Mid Island News

Someone created an app "midislandnews" and used it to gain access to @midislandnews tweets and selectively delete them. This app was never approved by anyone at Mid Island News.

How is it possible that a developer can embed an app on a twitter account without approval? Normally, one would expect that a notification would appear to the owner of the twitter account, so that someone can have the opportunity to revoke access at the time? This is a serious issue and one that I hope someone can address.

1 year 23 weeks ago