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What are the threats to your privacy when using Twitter

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Your contact information can be used for several purposeIf you provide Twitter with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from them. Twitter may “use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications”.Read More
Twitter get access to your private communications through Direct MessagesWhen you privately communicate with others through Twitter, such as by sending and receiving Direct Messages, Twitter will store and process your communications, and information related to them.Read More
Other users can provide your contact informationOther Twitter users can share your contact information by importing their address book, without asking your permission. Twitter uses this information to “help you find and connect with users you know or help other users find and connect with you”.Read More
Device informationTwitter determines your location “by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address”.Read More
Information about you from other usersOther users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they mention you, share a photo of you, or tag you in a photo.Read More
Use of log data for inferencesTwitter uses log data “to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads”.Read More
Your information is widely shared by defaultAs stated in their privacy policy, “Twitter broadly and instantly disseminates your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services, including search engines, developers, and publishers that integrate Twitter content into their services, and organizations such as universities, public health agencies, and market research firms that analyze the information for trends and insights”.Read More

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Data shared with Twitter

NAMECATEGORYMANDATORY
Search termsApp InformationYES
PasswordApp InformationYES
UsernameApp InformationYES
Client application you used to tweetApp InformationYES
LanguageApp InformationYES
CountryApp InformationYES
Time zoneApp InformationYES
Lists you createApp InformationYES
People you followApp InformationYES
Tweets you like or retweetApp InformationYES
Periscope broadcasts you clickApp InformationYES
Referring web pageApp InformationYES
Pages visitedApp InformationYES
LocationApp InformationYES
Mobile carrierDeviceYES
Ip addressDeviceYES
Device identifiersDeviceYES
Browser typeDeviceYES
Operating systemDeviceYES
NamePersonal InformationYES
Third-party website authentificationThird-partyYES
Third-party website visitThird-partyYES
Account creation timeTimeYES
Sign in timeTimeYES
Email notifications interactionsTimeYES
Time of tweetsTimeYES
PictureApp InformationNO
TweetsApp InformationNO
Your websiteApp InformationNO
LocationApp InformationNO
Address bookPersonal InformationNO
Phone numberPersonal InformationNO
Short biographyPersonal InformationNO
Date of birthPersonal InformationNO
Email addressPersonal InformationNO

How to protect your privacy on Twitter

Manage your Twitter data

See which data Twitter gathered about you and change it

Stop allowing people to tag you in photos

Do not allow anyone to tag you in photos

Protect your tweets

Choose who can see your tweets

Review and delete unnecessary applications

Twitter share data with third-party applications

Turn location services off

Turn location services off from your phone

How to delete your Twitter account

  1. Sign in to twitter.com on the web. 
  2. Go to your Account settings and click on Deactivate my account at the bottom of the page.
  3. Read the account deactivation information. Click Deactivate @username.  
  4. Enter your password when prompted and verify that you want to deactivate your account.

Your account will be queued for permanent deletion from Twitter (up to 30 days).

How to contact Twitter about your privacy

If you have questions about Twitter’s privacy policy, you can contact them here or writing at the appropriate address below.

For accounts based in the United States:

Twitter, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry
1355 Market Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103

For accounts outside the United States:

Twitter International Company
Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry
One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street
Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND