Twitter Increases 3rd-Pary App Transparency

May 19, 2011

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Twitter now makes it clear what information of yours that 3rd party apps are looking to access. Now there's more information for users to make a clearer decision as to which apps they want to use. Personally, I'm thrilled about it since it's never been clear before. Everyone should know exactly which information of theirs that they're giving up.


Such third-party apps need your permission to access certain information about your account. But in an effort to be more sensitive to privacy concerns, Twitter is shining more light on exactly what these apps want from you.

Now when you first try to sign into a third-party app using your Twitter credentials, Twitter will display a detailed permissions screen that lists exactly what information the app is requesting.


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