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Creepy list of things social media sites know about you

Creepy list of things social media sites know about you
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Even in a world where social media networks like Facebook collect loads of personal information about you, you'll still be shocked by how much data another social media site is collecting about you. This network, with 313 million users, knows where you are, which devices you're using and which websites you're visiting.

It knows your gender, your age, the languages you speak and the city where you live.

Worse, it's sharing all that information with advertisers. Their so-called goal, of course, is to "personalize" your advertising experience. The idea is you'll see ads for products you're interested in.

But its invasion of privacy went from bad to worse earlier this week. Twitter announced in a blog titled, "Building new data controls and updating our privacy policy," that it has dramatically increased the amount of information it's collecting about you.

The good news about Twitter's new ad tracking is that it's a lot more transparent about it than other sites. In fact, you can easily see what Twitter knows about you and which advertisers have you on their "tailored audience" lists.

Note: Keep reading for one easy step to turn off Twitter's invasive tracking tools

Next page: How to turn off Twitter's personal tracking
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