Unsealed court records have uncovered that portions of Twitter’s source code were exposed on the internet. This unexpected dilemma has arisen following Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform for a staggering $44 billion at the end of 2022.
Twitter has reportedly served a subpoena to GitHub, a software platform for collaborative work, to identify the individual known as “FreeSpeechEnthusiast” who allegedly uploaded pieces of Twitter’s source code without authorization. As indicated by the legal representatives of Twitter, the purpose of the subpoena is to find out who is responsible for the code leak.
Documents were formally presented to the U.S. District Court of Northern California.
On the same day that Twitter requested, CNBC verified that GitHub had indeed removed the code. The organization’s representative specified that in accordance with DMCA takedowns, GitHub is devoted to keeping everything transparent by declaring all such instances.
Despite inquiries made to Twitter, a response has yet to be received in a timely manner.
Musk foretold that Twitter would release the source code utilized for the tweet recommendations on March 31, and warned of some possible embarrassments. He predicted that there could be insignificant problems that would be revealed.
Twitter will open source all code used to recommend tweets on March 31st— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 17, 2023
In response to the DMCA request filed by GitHub, the firm removed the confidential source code that is related to Twitter’s platform and internal tools. It is uncertain if the disclosed source code contains the source code which is used to suggest tweets.