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
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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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