Twitter is said to be working on a new feature that aims to protect the privacy data of its users. This was conveyed by Twitter via @TwitterSafety account uploaded on Friday (3/8).
On their tweet, Twitter Safety offered steps that allow users to determine their problems related to personal information.
Reported by Bloomberg (3/8), Twitter’s move comes a day after Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to rebuild some of the company’s features with a focus on private communications. “I believe a privacy-focused communications platform will become even more important than today’s open platforms,” he wrote in a blog post.
Privacy has become a crucial problem for social media and technology companies, especially since news report revealed that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained data on 87 millions of Facebook users.
Various scandals ranging from the circulation of negative information, political advertising, to privacy violations made Zuckerberg testify to regulators in a number of countries.
Another problem is that Facebook is known to collect users data and share it with third parties. Over many years, Facebook reported to let third parties to freely accesed its user’s data.
As a result of failed to protect its user’s data, a number of investor’s trust declined. Investors are worried that they will have to spend more in improving the image of the company that has been hit by a series of cases.
source : cnnindonesia.com