Twitter Wants To Learn What Apps You Use - Without Asking
A new Twitter update will tell the company the name of every other app on your smartphone unless you specifically opt out.By Steven Sparkman | November 26, 2014
Twitter's got a Thanksgiving surprise for your smartphone, and you're probably not going to like it.
On Wednesday, the company announced a new feature called App Graph that will tell Twitter what other apps you have installed on your mobile device. The goal is to "deliver tailored content that you might be interested in."
Translation: ads. Twitter will use your app library to help beef up its advertising algorithm. The more the company knows about you, the more tailored advertising it can deliver while you're using the app.