Firm called Datasift has bought access to two years’ worth of Tweets
Users’ history – including GPS information – will be sold on to advertisers
Sparks storm over privacy and security
Privacy campaigners condemned Twitter yesterday for allowing businesses to buy access to its archive of millions of tweets.
About seven million people in Britain use the social networking website to post short messages to ‘followers’.
Most believe their tweets are unavailable to those outside their chosen network after a week because that is when they can no longer be searched for on the site.
Source: Daily Mail