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OPLIN 4Cast #675: From dead people to new features, Twitter gears up

Posted in 4cast, and Twitter

Twitter has been a solid player in the social media landscape for over a decade, but surprisingly little has changed since it first launched in 2006. However, this past week has been a tumult of activity for Twitter. Adding new features and testing others, not to mention dealing with the accounts of the inactive and the dead–it’s been busy lately in Twitter’s nest.

The changes, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, will comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The California law requires large businesses to give consumers more transparency and control over their personal information, such as allowing them to request that their data be deleted and to opt out of having their data sold to third parties.

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