X to Collect your Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Occupation, and Academic Information


Elon Musk has revitalised the face of X, previously known as Twitter, by rebranding and including innovative enhancements. According to Bloomberg reports, It will now intends to collect your facial ID, biometrics, occupation, and academic data as part of its new privacy policy.

September 29 marked the start of this policy, which has raised many concerns among users.

X on Biometrics Implementation 

“Based on your consent, we may collect and use your biometric information for safety, security, and identification purposes,” the privacy policy reads. They did not specify anything related to the gathering of biometric information; it may include fingerprints, facial recognition data, or iris scans.

Exclusively for premium their users, the possibility of collecting biometrics could allow instant log-in through facial recognition or fingerprint scanning, providing a more convenient and secure user experience. However, this has sparked worries about the potential misuse of sensitive personal data and the need for stronger safeguards to protect user privacy.

In the past, social media platforms have come under fire from users and regulators worldwide for the data they collect and how they use it. Elon Musk, who bought X last year, has said that one of his top objectives is to clear the platform of bogus profiles and persuade more users to use a service that shows a blue checkmark, signifying that the user has paid $8 per month and is more likely to be human.

With transitioning to a paid platform and including diverse features, Elon Musk is also planning to instil the audio and video calling feature for which the phone number is not required.

To personalise recommendations and adjust the user experience to meet the needs of the individual better, It also intends to collect information about your occupation and employment history.

This data can help understand the user’s preferences and suggest relevant content or services that align with their career goals.

Additionally, this data can enable them to offer tailored career-related content and services, ultimately enhancing the user’s overall experience on the platform.

Anam Khan

Anam is a journalism student with a penchant for writing. In this tech-driven world, she is having quite fun exploring the intersection of journalism and technology. She enjoys experimenting with various digital tools and platforms to enhance her storytelling skills. Apart from that, she finds solace and joy in the playful antics of her beloved cat, creating cherished moments of companionship and laughter.

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