Twitter Updates Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Twitter is growing. There is no news in that statement. What is new is that they are now sending users a weekly email about what they are doing. They’ve also made a number of updates to their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Privacy changes include:

  • A tailored suggestions feature, which is based on recent visits to websites that integrate Twitter buttons or widgets, an experiment they are beginning to roll out to some users in a number of countries.
  • They now support the Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting, which stops the collection of information used for tailored suggestions.
  • Clarifying the limited circumstances in which your information may be shared with others

Slawyers will likely find this sentence from the update email interesting. “Importantly, our privacy policy is not intended to limit your rights to object to a third party’s request for your information.

We Mireaus have a quarterly check on Terms and Privacy settings since parenting at our house includes responsible use of technology. I guess it is time to add Twitter to the calendar.


  1. Wow–you Mireaus are pretty smart. A quarter check of TOS’ is a great idea.