S martphone Type and Twitter Admissions

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Nick Cotton Oct 11, 2019
Smartphones are changing the way we type
By Marie C. Baca from The Washington Post
  • “As the smartphone has claimed a bigger and bigger portion of our communications, many educators and researchers have posed questions about the longer-term effects the move to typing on a digital keyboard may have — particularly on younger generations.”
  • “10- to 19-year-olds type about 10 wpm faster than people in their 40s do, regardless of whether the keyboard was on a smartphone or a computer. The best typists could do more than 80 wpm.”
  • “Still, there are some trade-offs when it comes to typing on a smartphone. Those participating in the study left more errors uncorrected, something that also resulted in less backspacing.”
Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads
By Zack Whittaker From Tech Crunch
  • Twitter  has said it used phone numbers and email addresses, provided by users to set up two-factor authentication on their accounts, to serve targeted ads.”
  • “Twitter finds itself in the same boat as Facebook, which last year was caught using users’ phone numbers and email addresses, which they gave Facebook for securing their accounts, for targeted advertising.”
  • “It’s the latest in a number of security lapses at Twitter in the past year. Last year, the company admitted to storing passwords in plaintext, disclosed a phone number leak bug despite knowing about it for two years, and confirmed a location data leak in May.”

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