Twitter to track the list of apps installed on your mobile device

Himanshu Arora

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Twitter has announced that it will begin tracking the list of apps installed on your mobile device, a move the company says will help it build a more personal experience for you on the microblogging service.

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Makes me glad I never signed up for Twitter.
Don't panic, there's still plenty of time to do it. I have an account but I never use it and I don't have the app installed on any devices, this applies to FB as well. Social networking is not my thing, trolling this site is about the closest I come to it. :D


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I don't even use Twitter :)
My only concern with the way it's implemented is that Twitter might already have retrieved the list of apps on your mobile device before you can opt out of it. A simple yes/no question before the feature is enabled would be preferable and more clear.


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So that's why they updated their needed permissions. It's why I don't have the latest twitter update on my phone, it was asking for the microphone and camera access which I do not want to give them. I will keep using the old version until it stops working, and then I'll uninstall it and just use the computer. Same goes on with fb messenger, I don't have it installed at all because of the permissions the app "needs".


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"more personal experience for you..." - which in reality means more personalized advertisement. Seriously, who really wants that? -time to root my phone and uninstall Twitter too...


Twitter has become essential in Hong Kong for English speakers - only way yo get true news as the Gov here is taking more and more control. But I just deleted the app from my phone. If I get arrested, they'd sieze my phone. This would be far worse than just tracking my apps for ads. Twitter needs to beef up secuirty, not do app tracking ****. Way wrong move.