Say you make an account without a phone number via firefox (no vpn) then you only use it via Twidere X

Elbullazul
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Twitter still knows who you follow and can track the interests of that account. They may also get your approx. location based on your IP address.

To increase privacy, don’t use your real name or main email address to create the account.

Mika :D
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Hey, bastante piola ver a otro Chileno acá :D (Aunque soy del Colo btw)

Elbullazul
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Encantado compadre, en una de esas partimos una comundad para los chilenos de Lemmy…

@Wild
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So it’ll get the same info that Reddit kinda have on me? Like interests and likes and so on

Maybe I should use a VPN.

Elbullazul
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Yes, probably very similar info to what reddit collects.

To mask your location, a VPN is OK as long as the provider is trustworthy.

For Android, you could also use Fritter from F-Droid, which doesn’t require a Twitter account

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I know about Fritter and Nitter but I actually want an account so I thought Twidere would be better than PWA because twitter this way won’t get data about my hardware or be able to fingerprint me (I think)

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@Wild
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Twidere

I know it isn’t a front end but what’s wrong with trusting it? It’s FOSS

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@Wild
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Yeah I agree, here’s my reasoning behind why I wanna use an app instead of the PWA version

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