Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey warn about the dangers of using Threads
Twitter has sensed serious competition and seems to go to any lengths to regain its pedestal.
Twitter* co-founder Jack Dorsey and current platform owner Elon Musk have raised concerns about the detailed personal information required to use Meta’s new Threads app**.
July 6 Meta introduced social network Threads as a competitor Twitterproviding an opportunity registration via Instagram **. The application is already used by Mark Zuckerberg, top managers of Netflix and well-known bloggers from the USA. Within two hours of its launch, the Threads social network had reached 2 million users. Four hours later, the number of users reached 5 million, and after seven hours, 10 million.
Jack Dorsey noticed that Threads requires users to access a large amount of data, including information about financial status, purchases, location, health status and physical activity level.
The app also requires access to sensitive information such as political opinions, race, religious and philosophical beliefs, pregnancy and birth data, and biometric and genetic data. Musk echoed Dorsey’s concerns.
Requested data on the Threads app page in the App Store
In response, Twitter users pointed out to Musk that his platform also collects an extensive amount of information, although Twitter’s requirements do not include information about health, physical activity and sensitive data.
In turn, Roskomnadzor declared , which is not yet going to block Threads in Russia. Experts believe that the activities of a social network in the Russian Federation will depend on compliance with the law.
* The social network is prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation.
** The Meta company and its products (Instagram and Facebook) are recognized as extremist, their activities are prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation.