full disclosure: scraping fleets from public accounts without triggering the read notification

the endpoint is: api.twitter.com/fleets/v1/user…
for auth you just use the same leaked consumer keys from official twitter app that lets you use firehose for free: gist.github.com/shobotch/51600…

ddg api.twitter.com/auth/1/xauth_p… for how to get a token
doing this or viewing the actual fleet via "media_url_https" does not trigger the read notification.

there is a separate endpoint "/fleets/v1/mark_read" for marking things as read, but it appears to be optional :^)
(instagram does this in a smart way and will only let you prefetch two images without marking one as read before locking you out)
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to anyone still confused by what a "fleet" is and what the implications of this are.

they're supposed to self-destruct after 24h. this lets you archive them without the other person even knowing you've viewed it.
actually you don't even need to be logged in
i have also just confirmed that the media URLs don't expire after 24h, so you can view fleets after they're deleted
Source code for my WIP scraper: hastebin.net/yjyhecoceg.rs

I took down the public instance since you need to be logged in to fetch a list of fleets for a user now. It still doesn't mark them as read.
I'm not going to continue working on it, I've proven my point already.

Don't market your new feature on a higher expectation of privacy, if you can't deliver it.
All logs/data collected deleted.

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