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#1 TheJoker

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 08:54 AM

Twitter is set to start peeking on users' iPhones, iPads and Androids in order to see which apps they have downloaded.

The company will start collecting the list of apps installed on those smartphones and tablets so that it can, in its own words, "deliver tailored content that you might be interested in."

 

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#2 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:48 AM

"deliver tailored content that you might be interested in."

 

 

What if I'm not interested?

 

'Getting more than a little p-o'd  at getting "Opt'd In" when I don't -ask- to be.

 

 

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#3 TheJoker

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:50 AM

I agree. And how many people actually look at the accesses that mobile apps request and actually deny anything or cancel the install?


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 11:14 AM

This is one of the reasons that I am being left behind by most of the social media apps...  I hate being spied on, so I simply don't open the accounts...  When I do open an account, one of the first things I do is go through the settings turning off whatever spying the company believes that they are entitled to do and that they are required to allow us to opt out of...  Of course, there is still the spying that they are not required to tell us about or that they simply decide not to tell us...


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