#1272 closed defect (invalid)

twitter: option to disable tweet source?

Reported by: ilf Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Twitter Version: Unspecified
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IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Public server
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Currently, every Tweet (and DM) posted has a "field" "source":

Utility used to post the Tweet, as an HTML-formatted string. Tweets from the Twitter website have a source value of web . Example:

"source":"\u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/\/us\/app\/twitter\/id409789998?mt=12\" \u003ETwitter for Mac\u003C\/a\u003E"

Metadata like this is revealing and should be avoided or optional where possible.

If the Twitter API allows posting without this: please provide an option to disable the source value, like "account twitter set source false".

If the Twitter API does not allow it, please add an option to accept user values like "account twitter set source <string>".

Thanks, and keep up the good work!

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comment:1 Changed at 2016-11-14T08:57:56Z by dx

This isn't something we send or something we can disable. Twitter requires API keys to work, the API keys are associated to bitlbee, and it gets the client name from there. The best thing you could do is to create your own application and replace bitlbee's own key pair in the source code (twitter.c:354) but that's even more user-identifying.

comment:2 Changed at 2016-11-19T08:19:24Z by dx

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed


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