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Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones

Seems that Twiiter have been very naughty and could be learning more about you than you thought, storing your entire address book on their servers.  I personally never installed the official Twitter app on my phone and it's not clear whether this "Contact Harvesting" is an iPhone only thing but it might affect other platforms as well

 

Read about it here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17051910

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Registered: ‎26-08-2011

Re: Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones

hmmm... makes O2's recent faux pas look innocent really...  how many global members does tw4tter claim?

lots more than O2's 23 million UK customers i'm sure... (+ maybe 2m more across the mvno's that use them)

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Re: Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones

This is an utter invasion of privacy and should not be tolerated. I have Twitter on my Android and IPod so I'm not sure if I'm affected.

Why they feel they must have our address books is beyond me.
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Re: Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones

I hope twitter has better luck trying to call my daughter than i do lol
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Re: Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones

I use twitter iPhone app, this blows.
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