Friday, May 20, 2011

Twitter Tighten User Privacy Protection

As an increasing number of users, Twitter has a greater responsibility to oversee and protect the privacy of its users (who often called tweeps).

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Twitter are now offering greater protection against a variety of information that are shared tweeps through the application of third party developers.

Quoted from TG Daily, Thursday (19/05/2011), this new permissions feature detailing the very detailed information to users about what information will be accessible to every application, before the user approves.

Twitter itself describes this as an update feature that helps users find a clearer choices and how each application is integrated with their Twitter account. This includes access to the tweet, retweet and direct message of the user.

With this feature, users can more easily refuse to share certain information with the click 'No, thanks'. In particular, Twitter now require that application makers that use direct messages to impose a license request to the user.

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