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Business News/ News / ‘All threads belong to us’: Jack Dorsey takes jibe at Mark Zuckerberg over privacy

‘All threads belong to us’: Jack Dorsey takes jibe at Mark Zuckerberg over privacy

Meta's new app, Threads, has gained massive popularity with tens of millions of users signing up, highlighting a demand for an alternative to Twitter. However, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticized Threads for its data collection practices

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (REUTERS)Premium
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (REUTERS)

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has taken a swipe at Mark Zuckerberg who launched ‘Threads’ – a rival app to the social media platform – over the user privacy. Threads is billed as a text-based version of Meta’s photo-sharing app Instagram. The company says it provides “a new, separate space for real-time updates and public conversations."

Taking to Twitter, Jack Dorsey wrote: “All your Threads belong to us" – the tweet also included a screenshot of the Threads app on an iPhone which, as the screenshot suggested, needed at least 14 permissions for data collection to run.

At the time of writing this article, Jack Dorsey’s tweet has garnered 4,533 retweets, 21.1k likes and 1,824 quotes.

Twitterati reacted to Jack Dorsey’s post flagging privacy issues at Twitter app which needs at least seven permissions for the app to run. To that post, Elon Musk said, “yeah".

Tens of millions of individuals have swiftly embraced Threads, Meta's recently launched app, on the first day of its launch. This surge in popularity underscores users' desire for an alternative to Twitter, which has faced criticism due to a series of unpopular changes following its acquisition by Elon Musk.

After the launch of Threads, Meta Platforms' CEO Mark Zuckerberg said 30 million people had registered for the app, including 10 million in the first seven hours of its launch.

Early adopters included celebrities like chef Gordon Ramsay, pop star Shakira and actor Jack Black as well as Airbnb, Guinness World Records, Netflix, Vogue magazine and other media outlets.

(With agency inputs)

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Published: 06 Jul 2023, 10:46 PM IST
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