Creepy Twitter & Student Data Gathering. Here’s How it’s Done & What is Wanted.

Creepy Twitter & Student Data Gathering. Here’s How it’s Done & What is Wanted.

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Are you a Twitter user?  If so, you might want to check out the new data gathering Twitter wants to do with your account.  Watch this tutorial on what Twitter wants to gather on your Twitter use in How to disable Twitter’s new creepy data collection.

Here’s what you will see when signing onto your account:

If you care about what happens to your data, don’t click ‘Sounds good’.  Review your settings.

This is what is automatically checked by twitter and these are actions which you are allowing Twitter to perform if you do not uncheck them:

‘Personalization’ of ads, apps, devices sounds a bit like the ‘personalization’ of education occurring through current ed reform policies. What the ed reformers won’t admit is the ‘personalized’ education requires similar information as Twitter is wanting in its marketing plan.  Twitter promises it won’t divulge your personal information but savvy and educated individuals know that even if this is true, individuals can be identified with only four data points.  Those ‘select partnerships’ could be described in ed reform as the federal/state agencies and third party researchers who need student personal data to ‘personalize’ the common educational experience[…]

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