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Twitter starts tracking which other apps are on its users' phones
Twitter starts tracking which other apps are on its users' phones

Twitter wants to know which apps are on its users' mobile devices, so this week, its own app began to collect that information automatically. The idea is to use that information to “build a more tailored experience,” the San Francisco company says. That figures into determining which targeted ads and other promoted content to show to each user. Other uses include suggesting accounts for the user to follow based on shared interests, Twitter says. Twitter says it is collecting only a list of the apps installed on the user’s Android or iOS device, not data from inside the apps. That means the company would know you have, say, ride-sharing app Lyft, but it...

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