#1 By: Xeni Jardin, July 3rd, 2013 15:40
Twitter announced today that it will now allow advertisers to tailor ads for you based on your activities off of Twitter (for instance, browsing third-party websites), and will also use personal information like email addresses to target the ads you see. "Users won’t see more ads on Twitter, but they may see better ones," wrote… READ THE REST
#2 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, July 3rd, 2013 15:52
I'd say that Twitter(like facebook before them) just made a very compelling case for being among the lucky winners of the 'hosts file opt-out'. Once a company decides that they are going to take advantage of all those little buttons, sprinkled across the internet and phoning home to the mothership whenever you load a bugged page, you just can't trust them, even if you ever could.
Given that Twitter is currently in the 'we have no monetization strategy' flailing stage, it seems particularly likely that they'll do something... ethically disinhibited... if that promises to save them.
#3 By: mmmPi, July 3rd, 2013 17:05
Here is the Twitter page that explains how to select DO NOT TRACK in your browsers.
#4 By: ChurchHatesTucker, July 3rd, 2013 19:47
"Settings" is under the gear icon.
#5 By: Daniel Friesen, July 4th, 2013 03:03
I don't even use Twitter's share feature. So I just added platform.twitter.com/widgets/* to AdBlock.
Too bad I actually use Facebook's like/share, I could just do the same for it. Maybe I'll give doing that anyways a thought.
#6 By: Jardine, July 4th, 2013 07:06
For all six Opera users: settings, preferences, advanced tab, security, ask websites not to track me.
#7 By: kmoser, July 4th, 2013 10:26
What about disabling third-party cookies in your browser?
#8 By: Xeni Jardin, July 8th, 2013 15:40
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