New things are always happening here at Twitter HQ. Twitter now supports Do Not Track and global user adoption rates continue to increase, which signifies a big step forward for Do Not Track and the Web.
Today many user get mail from twitter regarding there policy
New things are always happening here at Twitter HQ. We’re growing at a rapid pace, and our commitment to simplicity, transparency, and reaching every person on the planet continues. We thought you might be interested in knowing about some of our most recent developments:
A new weekly email that delivers the most interesting news and items you might have missed from the people you’re connected to on Twitter.
Now Twitter is in more languages than ever. Check for your preferred language and change your setting.
Download the latest Twitter mobile apps at twitter.com/download.
There’s more to Discover on Twitter.com – try out the new Discover tab.
We’ve provided more details about the information we collect and how we use it to deliver our services and to improve Twitter. One example: our new tailored suggestions feature, which is based on your recent visits to websites that integrate Twitter buttons or widgets, is an experiment that we’re beginning to roll out to some users in a number of countries. Learn more here.
We’ve noted the many ways you can set your preferences to limit, modify or remove the information we collect. For example, we now support the Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting, which stops the collection of information used for tailored suggestions.
In our Terms of Service, we’ve clarified how your relationship with Twitter works and made a number of small changes and formatting improvements, such as new headings for easy reference and updated descriptions of our services.
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It’s no secret that Facebook is worth about $100 billion because it collected personal data about its users.Twitter joins ‘Do Not Track,’ gives users privacy option.Although Twitter tracks its users too — albeit in a much less aggressive way company announced Thursday that it is joining Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox Web browser, and giving its users the ability to opt-out of being tracked in any way through Twitter.
“Twitter’s use of ‘Do Not Track’ in its new feature is good news for Twitter users and a meaningful step toward broader adoption of a strong ‘Do Not Track’ system that will give consumers simple, comprehensive control over online tracking,” said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. “Hopefully other companies will follow suit.”
In Response Twitter was quick to praise the FTC’s comments.
“We applaud the FTC’s leadership on ‘Do Not Track,’ and are excited to provide the benefits of ‘Do Not Track’,” Robert Weeks, a Twitter spokesman, told CNN.
According to Mozilla, around 9% of Firefox users opt in to ‘Do Not Track.’The highest percentage of users turning on the feature live in the Netherlands, France and the United States.
We can take this as a first step from a major social media outlet is a good start, and hopefully we may see a trend following Twitter’s commitment to a more private online experience.