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Twitter Update Gives Users Control On Data Sharing

Twitter on Wednesday said it will revise and refine its terms of service and privacy policy.

According to an email sent to its user’s, Twitter noted that this latest update is to give its users the control over the data shared on the platform.

When users log in to Twitter, even if they are just looking at tweets, the company usually receives some personal information like the type of device used and the IP address.

But in these new updates, Twitter gives its users control to limit the data collected from the media platform and how it’s being used.

Twitter further noted that users with this new update will now be able to appear anonymous on the platform, a feature it says was built with privacy in mind.

Also, Twitter users will be able to download the information they have shared on Twitter.

To further safeguard users information, Twitter on Tuesday launched a new resource ‘Twitter Privacy Center’ which intends to be the central privacy resource for people that use Twitter and to help it to be accountable to all users.

According to the media company, the updates will take effects from 01 January 2020,

“Continued use of Twitter on or after the date will represent acceptance of these updates. You can always deactivate your account by following these instructions.”

Recall that Social media companies including Facebook had come under scrutiny on data privacy issues, following Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal in which personal data were collected from millions of users without their consent.



Maxwell Agbenyefia Kumah, known in showbiz as Maxtyme is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and a publicist . He founded, an online platform that provides quality Public relations, Promotion, Publication, Digital marketing,Content management and communication services to clients with the focus on making their brands more attractive and visible to their target audience at all levels. An entertainment website and blog page that solely publishes authentic news about Ghanaian celebrities and other related lifestyle news,music,arts etc. He graduated from DataLink University College in Tema with a bachelor's degree in Banking and finance, then continued to study at Celebrity School of Radio and Journalism to be a freelance journalist, Presenter,a Production manager etc

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