Twitter To Collect Biometric Data From Users; Will This Policy Affect DOGE?

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Twitter To Collect Biometric Data From Users; Will This Policy Affect DOGE?
  • Twitter (X) is now planning to collect biometric data, such as photo IDs, from its user base.
  • This new development would only apply to premium users and is set to come into effect from 29 September.
  • Meanwhile, DOGE is priced at $0.06395 registering a surge of 2.63% over the past week.

According to the latest reports from the BBC, Twitter (X) plans to collect biometric data from users. Among the data that Twitter intends to gather from its users are photographs and photo IDs of users. This development is reported to come into effect on 29 September.

There is also speculation that Twitter is planning on starting recruitment services and might collect employment and educational data from users for this purpose. However, from the reports, it seems as though this data collection would only apply to premium users.

“X will give the option to provide their government ID, combined with a selfie, to add a verification layer,” said the company’s representatives. Biometric data, they explained, would be extracted from both the government ID and the selfie image for matching purposes. This, according to the team, will additionally help them tie, an account to a real person by processing their government-issued ID.

The new verification system is apparently an attempt to help Twitter fight impersonation attempts and make the platform more secure. Elon Musk, the owner of the social media platform, added Twitter was also planning to bring out audio and video call options.

Twitter has been in the news often this past month. Earlier this week, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against Musk’s spacecraft company SpaceX for discrimination against refugees. The DOJ alleged that in job postings, the tech firm refused refugees opportunities quoting federal laws, even though no such law preventing refugee hires exists.

Meanwhile, Musk’s favorite crypto DOGE appears to have made slight improvements from the previous week’s performance. DOGE, like many of its counterparts, has registered marginal hikes. Standing at $0.06395 at press time, DOGE gained from a surge of 2.63% over the past week.