Twitter is a social networking platform that allows you to send messages to your followers or the greater Twitter community and receive comments on your message from other users. The app can be downloaded for free on most platforms.
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Not much risk in using this app. Twitter does collect information such as name, email, phone number, and IP address. However, it only discloses anonymized, statistical data to third parties without your consent.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Twitter can share your personal data with your consent through a third-party web client or application or if required by law. Otherwise, anonymized data such as total number of people engaged with a tweet and demographics may be shared with advertisers.
- Great way to start conversations with friends.
- Known to censor some tweets.