If you thought that your data remains only yours on Sonthink again.
The App Privacy section of the Threads App Store page lists all the ways Threads follows you(opens in a new tab) and using your data. Reader, the list is very, very long.
Threads, Meta’s response to Twitter, launched on Thursday, apparently amassing more than 10 million users in the first seven hours of its existence.
For a complete list of how Threads may collect and use your data, click the “See details” link under the Privacy section of the app on the App store page(opens in a new tab). But the short version is this: Threads collects almost anything it can, including data about your health, purchases, financial information, location, contact information, search history, and browsing history.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey noticed this and shared the Threads app’s privacy section in a tweet. Current Twitter owner Elon Musk responded with a simple “yes”.
The tweet may have been deleted
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It’s not a big surprise. The amount and scope of data collected by Threads is similar to that of its sister app, instagram(opens in a new tab) (Threads and Instagram are owned by Meta, which also owns Facebook).
Other major social media apps, including Twitter, also collect user data and use it to better serve ads from third-party companies. from Twitter Application Privacy(opens in a new tab) The page has a similar, if somewhat shorter, list of all the ways the company uses its users’ data.
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Still, it’s somewhat disappointing to have to hand over troves of your data to what is essentially a Twitter clone. Blue Sky by Jack Dorseyanother Twitter clone that is currently only available by invite, says he is work on the means(opens in a new tab) generate revenue without relying on third-party ads as much as its competitors.