Today, we’re unveiling three pieces of work that we hope will make Twitter’s privacy practices simple and approachable and encourage more people around the world to take charge of their personal information on our service. They include:
- Twitter Data Dash: a new privacy video game to teach people about our privacy policies in a fun and engaging format.
- Our research into privacy icons: for privacy settings and controls recognizable on Twitter and elsewhere globally
- An expanded scope of reference to content on Twitter beyond just Tweets, accounting for the increasingly rich media found on Twitter.
- A clearer explanation about how we personalize your Twitter experience and the ads you see.
Twitter Data Dash
Through Twitter Data Dash, we hope to encourage more people around the world to take charge of their personal information on our service and maybe even have a little fun in the process. Transparency is core to our approach and we want to help you understand the information we collect, how it’s used, and the controls at your disposal. We hope Twitter Data Dash introduces a fun and interactive way to learn about a topic that has historically been anything but.
What’s next? Privacy iconography
We are working on reimagined privacy iconography – visual symbols that represent core settings related to security and privacy across the service. Like the magnifying glass is a widely recognized icon indicating a search function, our goal is to propose standardized privacy icons for privacy settings and controls recognizable on Twitter and elsewhere globally. Through research and conversations with stakeholders, we learned that those who have used or seen our privacy settings feel more in control of their privacy on Twitter and that there was more we could do to make settings and controls easier to understand. We’ve been ideating and conducting research into privacy iconography and plan to publish our findings and ideas soon.