Today, Twitter and Facebook announced that they will no longer be sharing user data.
It comes after Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the two companies would no longer share user data for security purposes.
What’s that about?
Well, Twitter is already known for the fact that it is able to share users’ data without permission, but Facebook also uses users’ photos and other information without permission to help make the site work.
So, while there’s a lot of data that Facebook has access to, it’s not necessarily what Twitter has access.
So how does this affect users?
If you are a user of Facebook or Twitter and you have a Twitter account, you can opt out of sharing your data with the company.
And in most cases, you’ll be able to choose to be anonymous.
For those of you who have never used Twitter, you may not be able opt out, but it’s important to remember that your data is shared with the site and can be used for advertising purposes.
The two companies announced that this data sharing would stop effective today.
What this means for you The following services won’t be sharing any user data with Twitter: Facebook’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter