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Twitter Unveils Special Emoji on Occasion of International Womens’ Day 2020 With #EveryWoman

Honouring #EveryWoman's voice on the platform, Twitter India is celebrating these five inspiring women on International Women's Day: Chinmayi Sripaada, Dutee Chand, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Shereen Bhan and Late Sushma Swaraj

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According to the social media platform Twitter, in the first few months of 2020 there was an 87 per cent growth in conversations in India to do with women's day and women's empowerment when compared to the same months in 2019 (January 1 - February 25). Pixabay

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday launched a special emoji with the hashtag ‘#EveryWoman’.

Globally, there have been 125 million Tweets about feminism and equality over the past three years. Conversations are closely tied to International Women’s Day, which is on March 8, the platform said.

“At Twitter, we see incredibly vibrant and diverse voices on our platform, from those engaging in joyful everyday conversations, to strong women who raise awareness about issues that matter,” said Maya Hari (@maya_hari), Vice President, Asia Pacific at Twitter.

Through #EveryWoman, we want to highlight every shade and every kind of Indian woman, and honour those who are transforming how we are perceived in the workplace and beyond,” Hari added.

According to the social media platform, in the first few months of 2020 there was an 87 per cent growth in conversations in India to do with women’s day and women’s empowerment when compared to the same months in 2019 (January 1 – February 25).

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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday launched a special emoji with the hashtag ‘#EveryWoman’. Pixabay

Top five hashtags for women-related conversations on Twitter in India from 2017 till now, included — #MeToo/#MeTooIndia, #SareeTwitter, #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer, #LahuKaLagaan and #JhumkaTwitter, the company said.

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Honouring #EveryWoman’s voice on the platform, Twitter India is celebrating these five inspiring women on International Women’s Day: Chinmayi Sripaada, Dutee Chand, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Shereen Bhan and Late Sushma Swaraj. (IANS)

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Twitter Rolls Back a Privacy Setting That Allowed Users To Stop Sharing Personal Data With Advertisers

Twitter said in a statement that the move is "part of our ongoing work around transparency and control"

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Twitter said in a statement that the move is "part of our ongoing work around transparency and control". Pixabay

In a weird move apparently to bring in more ad dollars, Twitter has rolled back a privacy setting that allowed users to stop sharing some personal data with its advertisers, saying the update will help the company “continue operating as a free service.”

Users in India and elsewhere received the pop-up message late Wednesday, which said that “the control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed.” “Specifically, your ability to control mobile app advertising measurements has been removed, but you can control whether to share some non-public data to improve Twitter’s marketing activities on other sites and apps,” read the pop-up.

An option in Twitter’s privacy settings called “Share your data with Twitter’s business partners” used to let users disable sharing some of their personal information. That setting is still there but you have no control over “mobile app advertising measurements”, unless you are in Europe or in the UK where you can still opt out from sharing “non-public” personal information like device identifiers.

Twitter said in a statement that the move is “part of our ongoing work around transparency and control”. “Twitter shares certain non-public personal information with certain digital advertising platforms to help measure and optimize the effectiveness of our efforts to market Twitter on those platforms,” said the company.

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In a weird move apparently to bring in more ad dollars, Twitter has rolled back a privacy setting that allowed users to stop sharing some personal data with its advertisers, saying the update will help the company “continue operating as a free service”. Pixabay

This information can include IP address and mobile device advertising identifiers for devices that open or log in to Twitter’s mobile apps, but does not include your name, email, phone number, or Twitter username, said the company.

Twitter shares certain non-public personal information with advertisers who run mobile application advertising campaigns through its platform. This information can include which ads a particular browser or device saw, watched, or otherwise interacted with.

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Additionally, Twitter said it will now run ads for its app on Facebook and Google. Users can opt out of sharing “non-public” data such as whether or not they installed Twitter’s app as a result of an ad with Google and Facebook. (IANS)