A Reply from @Ubertwiter

If your on Twitter and use Ubertwiter then you may have seen this post:

RT @secureideas: RT @Jhaddix: Watching Ubertwitter steal yr data, @Ubertwitter – the uber-spy: http://bit.ly/cN2zke

http://blog.infobytesec.com/2010/07/ubertwitter-your-secret-spy.html

So I contacted them and here is their reply:

From: UberTwitter [mailto:ubertwitter@ubertwitter.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:54 AM
To: David
Subject: Re: Feedback from @securid

 Hi David,

We collect this info for two reasons, first the PIN is used for subscription services, i.e. to turn off advertisements.   The lat/long is use to improved our location service and is covered in our terms & conditions.  Email is never filled out, and we will be removing phone number as there is no reason to have that.  Thank you for pointing this out.
-Paul
follow @ubertwiter for updates

A very nice and fast response. Remember some companies want to do the right thing, we just have to ask.

Thanks

Dave

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One Response

  1. Hi Dave,

    I can confirm that the phone number field will be blank in the release coming out late tomorrow.

    Let me know if you find any other issues, glad you pointed this out.

    -Paul

    follow @ubertwiter for updates

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