Mon. Dec 16th, 2019

Twitter acknowledges that some data will be shared with advertisers without the user’s consent

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Twitter, a world-renowned social networking site, recently announced that some specific data has been shared with advertisers without the user’s consent since the middle of last year. These specific data include the country code of the country in which the user is located and other data, but Twitter does not state this in the privacy policy and tips.

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At the same time, since last fall, Twitter has also shown relevant advertisements related to user devices such as different brands of mobile phones based on inference without the user’s consent. “We take these issues seriously and whenever an issue arises, we conduct a review to ensure that we make changes to prevent these types of issues recurring,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. “In this case, we have deployed a fix which has corrected the data sharing authorization signals that caused this issue.”

At present, Twitter asked for an internal investigation to assess the possible impact on users and to investigate which users are affected. Twitter said that if more useful information is found later, it will be disclosed in a timely manner, and at the same time, sorry for the above problems, take measures to ensure that it will not happen again in the future.

Source: CNET