Tip of the Week: Concerned About Privacy? Adjust These 3 Settings to Your Twitter Account
- There is no more Do Not Track feature: If your web browser has the feature to turn on Do Not Track, Twitter no longer supports this. Twitter states that there was previously support for such a feature, but the industry standard that it was looking for was not implemented. In other words, this industry standard approach to Do Not Track never appeared, so it sees no reason to support it any longer.
Even though the change doesn’t happen for a while, you’ll still want to take advantage of this time to make the requisite changes to your account settings. This helps you avoid forgetting about them in the future. To change these settings, go to Settings > Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety > Personalization and data. At the top of this page, click the slider that says Disable all. You’ll have to do the same thing for the mobile application.
Furthermore, if you’re just curious to see how your data is being used, you can see this in Twitter’s settings. If you’re using the app, just scroll down to the bottom of the Personalization and data page to find the See your Twitter data option. While you can view or edit your profile, the most interesting data will be found in Your Data. This shows what Twitter assumes about you, and you can even edit them to ensure that Twitter doesn’t lump you in with groups that you’re not particularly fond of, like putting pineapple on pizza. The most interesting part of this is that you can even have Twitter send you a list of the advertisers with whom they’ve shared your information.
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