Twitter 'find friends' feature downloads address book

February 15, 2012 9:53:54 AM PST
With the click of a button, Twitter mobile users are giving up a lot more information than they realize.

Twitter admits that when you tap the "find friends" feature on your smartphone the company's servers download your entire address book, including names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers. The information is kept for 18 months. But, the San Francisco based social networking company now says it will update its apps to let users know the information is being downloaded, but it doesn't say the practice will stop.

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