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CYBER ALERT: Twitter Now Tracking You All Over The Internet

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AOL.COM - In the interest of helping you figure out who to follow, Twitter is following you.

Twitter announced Thursday that it will use information it collects about users' browsing habits across all sites with Twitter "share" buttons to recommend accounts to follow.

By tracking individuals during their visits to websites in what the social media site calls the "Twitter ecosystem" (which includes any page with an embedded Twitter widget), Twitter can monitor what stories or topics each user visits most, and use that data to suggest accounts that match their interests. For example, someone who frequently reads HuffPostParents would likely see a recommendation for HuffPostParents columnist Lisa Belkin on Twitter.com. click here to read more

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