The Twitter Engineering Blog

Information from Twitter's engineering team about our technology, tools and events.

Results from Engineering for: March 2014

Greater privacy for your Twitter emails with TLS

Protecting users’ privacy is a never-ending process, and we are committed to keeping our users’ information safe. Since mid-January, we have been protecting your emails from Twitter using TLS in the form of StartTLS. StartTLS encrypts emails as they transit between sender and receiver and is designed to prevent snooping.


__attribute__ directives in Objective-C

In this post, we’ll examine what __attribute__ directives are and how they can be used in development. The goal is to establish a value to using __attribute__ directives in any codebase and to provide a starting point with some directives that anyone can start using right away.