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Twitter’s App Now Tracks Your Other App(s) Usage..

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Starting today, Twitter users on iOS and Android devices will be alerted to a change in the type of data the social network is collecting on them, The new tracking method is set in place to fine tune user experience with much more refined  & personalized ad for user

 

Twitter Accesses the  data via The App Graph , App graph collects the list of applications you have installed & are mostly being used by you But they are not collecting any data from within the applications.

 

 

The company says it’s using the app data to help “build a more tailored experience for you on Twitter,” which includes things like improving your “who to follow” recommendations by connecting you with those who have similar interests; showing your relevant promoted content; and adding content to your timeline like tweets and accounts that Twitter thinks you’ll find interesting.

 

New App Tracking Capabilities Help Personalize User Experience &  Benefit Advertisers in a real way..

 

 

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Twitter claims that it's using your app graph to help build a more tailored experience for you on Twitter Like adding Tweets, accounts, or other content to your timeline that we think you'll find especially interesting. Improved “who to follow” suggestions that share similar interests. Showing ads with  more relevant promoted content tailored for individual.

 

 

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It will also improve the interest-based ad targeting capabilities the network currently offers, allowing advertisers to reach very specific “buckets” of users based on a better understanding of what those users like, what apps they have and use, and which games they like to play.

 

The app graph data can be turned off, once you turn off the setting, twitter will remove your app graph data from their app & stop future collection.

 

 

That's the basics: Now if you want to remove this feature follow these instructions :

Disabling for Android:

Tap the overflow icon
Tap Settings.
Tap the account you’d like to adjust.
Under Other, you can adjust the setting to Tailor Twitter based on my apps.

Disabling for iOS:

From the Me tab, tap the gear icon
Tap Settings.
Tap the account you’d like to adjust.
Under Privacy, you can adjust the setting to Tailor Twitter based on my apps.

 

FYI if you haven’t seen the prompt yet, Twitter isn’t collecting your app data.

 

 

This will be the message you'll be seeing (middle blue bar)

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According to WSJ Twitter’s user growth has been stagnating. Twitter is not the first one to track your app usage as well Facebook is also able to see which apps users have installed on their phones, if the apps use the Facebook SDK (as many do).

 

Twitter, meanwhile, is implementing the app tracking data in a way that’s fairly visible showing a user a large, blue prompt that points users to their settings. It will also honor settings a user previously had configured including the “Limit Ad Tracking” on an iOS device or the “Opt out of interest-based ads” on Android

 

Although this may be lightly concerning to those who view this as privacy violation , twitter is being very open about it & it's not just a tiny popup  that disappear after a while when you are not noticing..

 

So what are your thoughts on this? post your thoughts & comments & rants on this topic down beloooooooooooooooooooooe...

 

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Link:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/twitter-app-graph/

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"This information is used to improve user experience"

 

Yea right and NO THANKS  <_<


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It's a good thing that I don't really use Twitter in general nor their iOS app. :D


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Very soon,

 

"We will install Keystroke Logger to your PC, tablet and phone to fine tune user experience with much more refined  & personalized ad for user." 

 

Nice!  :lol: 

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But on a serious note, -_-

So how much do you want for a tin foil top hat?

 

On a serious note: Good thing I don't have twitter on my phone.

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So how much do you want for a tin foil top hat?

 

On a serious note: Good thing I don't have twitter on my phone.

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Usually, these babies need to be specially ordered. An extra payment could compensate for the extra materials and build time. But so long as you look swagalicious while protecting your precious brainwaves from the likes of Hitler, the government and Twitter, what's an extra $9.95?

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Honestly, I'm surprised that iOS allows Facebook and Twitter to see what apps you have installed knowing that app to app communication is very poor in iOS.

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...aaand uninstalled. To join its fellow Facebook app.

Facebook is worse.


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Should you blame Twitter for doing it or Apple/Google for allowing it?


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Now available only from TheSLSAMG!

 

 

 

Tin foil caps! Only 3 easy payments of $9.95!

 

ILL TAKE 10


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Now available only from TheSLSAMG!

 

tin-foil-hat.jpg

 

Tin foil caps! Only 3 easy payments of $9.95!

 

But on a serious note, -_-

Ah kind gentlesir! I wish to purchase one of these in order to become more 'hip' as they say. 

 

Unless you supply a fedora variant?

 

Do PM me back! 

 

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Ah kind gentlesir! I wish to purchase one of these in order to become more 'hip' as they say. 

 

Unless you supply a fedora variant?

 

Do PM me back! 

 

DildorTheDecent - Redditor and promoter of equality. 

Good morrow my wonderful man! We do in fact offer the more fedorable variety!

 

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As you can see, this was made with only the utmost high end of materials, and has been crafted by the hands of GabeN himself! As such, this hat gives you more fidelity in the genital region, protects your brainwaves 69x as well as the original variety and also protects you from the peasant scum!

 

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Good morrow my wonderful man! We do in fact offer the more fedorable variety!

As you can see, this was made with only the utmost high end of materials, and has been crafted by the hands of GabeN himself! As such, this hat gives you more fidelity in the genital region, protects your brainwaves 69x as well as the original variety and also protects you from the peasant scum!

TheSLSAMG - Reddit Gold User, Proprietor of Swag and Emperor of Aluminum Foil Head Coverings.

I'll take 3! HL3! hue hue hue

 

DildorTheDecent - Redditor and promoter of equality. 

 

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I'll take 3! HL3! hue hue hue

 

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On topic - if twitter wants to know what i'm into then so be it. 

hue hue hue

 

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