Twitter Gives Users More Power To Monitor Their Data

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Twitter introduced a new data dashboard on Wednesday to enhance the privacy of its users. With the new dashboard, users will be informed if any third-party app is trying to tamper with their account.

More power to users

With the new data dashboard, Twitter is working to maintain the privacy of its users. Data dashboard will allow only the authorized users to access an account. The dashboard feature is present under the setting menu in under “Your Twitter Data” section. This feature will highlight the user’s recent login history and devices on which the account has been assessed. Additionally, IP addresses and the apps that have accessed the user’s account will also be shown.

A user can use this information to verify that only trusted users are accessing the account. If the user notices any unauthorized access, the best option is to change the password. As a measure of extra security, the user has to sign up for 2-step verification.

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In a blog post, Twitter product manager Mollie Vandor said, “Now, your twitter data dashboard shows your account activation details, the devices that have accessed your account and your recent login history.”

Security and privacy a priority for Twitter

With the data dashboard feature, Twitter extends its commitment to make sure “privacy and account security remain a priority.”  Twitter has previously introduced a number of features to protect the privacy of users, such as users not mentioning their real name and control over the visibility of tweets. For a higher level of security and privacy, users can enable login verification. “We respect Do Not Track, and we secure your Twitter experience with HTTPS by default, StartTLS and forward secrecy,” Twitter noted.

This new feature gives users more power to keep an eye on apps that might use their data. Users may then choose to disable access to those suspicious apps.

Twitter rival Facebook also provides login verifications and notifications to informswhen a new device has been used for login, but it is not as detailed as the Twitter system.

So far this year, Twitter shares are down less than 1%, while in the last year, the stock has fallen almost 7%.