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Company Retains Contact List, Congressmen Write to Cook

SOCIAL NETWORKING

February 16, 2012

Twitter has confirmed that it stores contact list data for 18 months though the social network's privacy policy does not explicitly state that the data is uploaded and stored, ZDNet reports. Law enforcement has expressed interest in Twitter data on a number of occasions and are more interested in who users are contacting than what they tweet. It's also unclear for how long deleted tweets are retained, the report states. The company said the policy will be clarified. Meanwhile, Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday asking whether "Apple's policies ensure developers can't share or collect user data--such as iPhone contact lists--without permission."
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