- The company X, formerly known as Twitter, is altering how it manages your privacy. It now wants to collect data such as your face or fingerprint.
- In their revised regulations, they’ll also inquire about your place of employment and educational background.
- According to the business, they are doing this to keep things on the platform safer by connecting users to their accounts.
The privacy policies of X, formerly known as Twitter, are changing. They now seek to gather new types of user information. The places you work and your educational background are examples of this. Beginning on September 29, these modifications.
They say they will only do this if you agree to it. They want this information to keep things safe and identify people better, but they haven’t told us exactly how they will do it.
This is mostly for customers who pay for specialized features, they told Bloomberg. These folks have the option of providing X with their ID and a photo of themselves in order to confirm that they are who they claim to be. X might check that they match using the unique information from the ID and the photo.
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“This will additionally help us tie, for those that choose, an account to a real person by processing their government issued ID,” X said in a statement to Bloomberg. “This will also help X fight impersonation attempts and make the platform more secure.”
The social network was sued last month on the grounds that it had improperly collected, stored, and used personal information about individuals in Illinois, including facial scans, without their consent. The social network allegedly failed to adequately disclose to users that it was gathering their personal data from images of their faces, according to the lawsuit.
Additionally, the social network is modifying its policies more frequently. They will now also keep track of your academic and employment history.
Here is the new policy;
“We may collect and use your personal information (such as your employment history, educational history, employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, and so on) to recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job, to enable employers to find potential candidates, and to show you more relevant advertising.”
This move appears to be linked to X’s beta feature that allows verified organizations on the platform to post job listings on their profiles. The social media giant has also created an official @XHiring account. The hiring initiative is part of Musk’s plans to turn X into an “everything app.”
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Meanwhile, there was a stir in the social media space as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg set to unite for thrilling cage match challenge.
Elon Musk, the illustrious CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, made a bold declaration on his Twitter platform, expressing his interest in engaging in a cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg, the renowned founder of Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg, now at the helm of Meta, swiftly responded to Musk’s tweet by sharing a screenshot of the message, accompanied by the straightforward caption, “send me location.”