Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twitter vows privacy changes after iPhone data admission

Source: The Irish Times

Twitter is the latest internet company revealed to have been copying and storing entire address books from smartphones to provide a “Find Friends” service. Changes will be made to its privacy policies after they admited uploading entire address books from users’ iPhones and storing them on its computers for up 18 months. The social network uses the information to help users find existing contacts who already have a Twitter account.

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