Sunday, May 20, 2012

Twitter Updates Policies… In Case You Missed It

 I just flat out *love* Twitter.  I've been tweeting since the service was about 3 months old and I've got to admit that it has become a bit of an addiction for me.  However, in addition to learning about where my travels have taken me and  how my beloved Kansas  City Royals are doing, I also try to sprinkle in things that, hopefully, are of interest to tech lovers in general and sometimes healthcare tech lovers in particular.  If you'd like to follow my Twitter Feed, just head on over and click follow.  
However, this post isn't about me.  It's about the recent update that Twitter sent out regarding it's new and changed policies.  In case you are a Twitter user and missed this, I'm reposting the email I received in its entirety, just so you get all the info.  
New things are always happening here at Twitter HQ. We're growing at a rapid pace, and our commitment to simplicity, transparency, and reaching every person on the planet continues. We thought you might be interested in knowing about some of our most recent developments:
In addition, we've made a number of updates to our Privacy Policy andTerms of Service.
Here are some of the main changes to our Privacy Policy, with links for more information:
  • We've provided more details about the information we collect and how we use it to deliver our services and to improve Twitter. One example: our new tailored suggestions feature, which is based on your recent visits to websites that integrate Twitter buttons or widgets, is an experiment that we're beginning to roll out to some users in a number of countries. Learn more here.
  • We've noted the many ways you can set your preferences to limit, modify or remove the information we collect. For example, we now support the Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting, which stops the collection of information used for tailored suggestions.
  • We've clarified the limited circumstances in which your information may be shared with others (for example, when you've given us permission to do so, or when the data itself is not private or personal). Importantly, our privacy policy is not intended to limit your rights to object to a third party's request for your information.
In our Terms of Service, we've clarified how your relationship with Twitter works and made a number of small changes and formatting improvements, such as new headings for easy reference and updated descriptions of our services.
Take a moment to read our new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, and thanks for using Twitter.
The Twitter Team

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