This Is How Twitter's New Privacy Policy Going To Affect You

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This week, Twitter has announced its latest privacy policy, which makes some significant changes to what we've been used to so far.

This will show you all of the information about you that Twitter has calculated based on your profile and activity. Among the options in this section is one to "personalize across your devices".

Microsoft did this recently with Windows 10 and the Creators Update release after taking a lot of heat about its telemetry collection.

Barring that, go to http://twitter.com/personalization on a browser; from an app, click the settings wheel from your profile, then choose "Settings" and "Privacy and safety". The company wants to show you just how much it values their privacy, so it's giving you access to "a suite of industry-leading tools to give you more access to your information and greater, more granular control over how it's used".

Additionally, Twitter is adding a new Personalisation and Data setting that will offer more granular control to users over how it uses the data.

I do not get too wrapped around the axle when it comes to these kind of things but I know it is often a big concern for others. The new Privacy Policy and data controls will be rolling out in the coming days, according to Twitter.

'If you don't want personalisation (including ads) based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate Twitter content, there are several ways to turn off this feature'. However, if the idea of Twitter sending your tweet history to advertisers suddenly frightens you, then you should take steps to stop the social network from being able to track you.

My list has 69 interests on it, including "Dads", and Twitter has presumably shared that list with at least 2368 advertisers.

Twitter's personalization and data settings.

Selecting the Do Not Track option meant that sites like Twitter would not drop or read these cookies. You just have to do not forget to actually do it since they're going to to opt you into these changes in a month's time. As part of these changes, Twitter will no longer honor Do Not Track settings.

The impact on you at home: The real change to pay attention to is the data retention policies for web browsing.

Twitter has also changed its stance on "Do Not Track" since the time it joined the movement five years ago. "This encompasses users" age, gender, language, what devices they use to access Twitter, places they've been and a number of other bits of information companies will gobble up to spit out what they think is the most enticing way to get you to buy what they're selling.

The update also includes new rules on sharing data with partners.

Data sharing: Twitter has updated how it shares non-personal, aggregated, and device-level data, including through some select partnership agreements.

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