Twitter sells two years of your tweet history inclusive GPS data to marketing companies

5 03 2012

Datasift has bought access to two years’ worth of Tweets. Your tweet history, including sensitive data like GPS information, will be sold on to advertisers.

Daily Mail :: Twitter opened up its archive of Tweets for sale to online marketing companies sparking a new storm over privacy of users of social media. After doing a deal with Twitter, Datasift has become the first company to offer its business partners the chance to rifle through 24 months of people’s Tweets from the site. More than 1,000 companies have joined a waiting list to use the marketing goldmine, compiled from around 250 million Tweets a day.

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