Twitter to Start Collecting Your 'App Graph'

Twitter to Start Collecting Your 'App Graph'

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Starting today, Twitter users on iOS and Android will be alerted to a change in the data the company is collecting on them. Essentially, Twitter is going to collect the list of applications you have installed on your mobile device.

To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in. If you’re not interested in a tailored experience you can adjust your preferences at any time (read below). Additionally, if you have previously opted out of interest-based ads by turning on “Limit Ad Tracking” on your iOS device or by adjusting your Android device settings to “Opt out of interest-based ads,” we will not collect your apps unless you adjust your device settings.

Here's how the company plans to use this data:
● Improved “who to follow” suggestions that share similar interests.
● Adding Tweets, accounts, or other content to your timeline that we think you'll find especially interesting.
● Showing you more relevant promoted content.

If you haven't been prompted about the feature, the setting is turned off and Twitter is not collecting a list of your apps. If you agreed to the feature and now want it turned off, you can do so from inside the app by going to Settings, Your Account, Privacy, then 'Tailor Twitter based on my apps'.

You can download Twitter from the App Store for free.

Read More [via TechCrunch]


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zetaprime - November 27, 2014 at 12:37am
I found some settings in the app but none relating to privacy. Where are hose hidden?
zetaprime - November 27, 2014 at 12:35am
How do you access those settings in the Twitter app? I looked and could not find any settings menu for the app.
steve blows - November 26, 2014 at 10:01pm
I still don't have a twitter account, and I don't want one.
#billgate - November 26, 2014 at 10:05pm
Then why bother suggesting you'll never want an account? To prove either how less social you are or find facebook more professional?
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