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Twitter is continuing with the roll-out of its data dashboard to all of its users, but also took the opportunity to share some updates it has just added. Available on the Web, the service will inform users about their account activation details, which devices have accessed those profiles, and their recent login history.

Since privacy has become a hot topic in recent years, Twitter wants to continue to be known as a staunch advocate of data protection. With this feature, the company said, users can quickly review their account and address any issues immediately.

What’s interesting about this announcement is that the company offers some subtle criticism of other companies, namely Facebook. In its post, Twitter writes (emphasis ours): “To put you in control of your information, we’ve made a series of deliberate design decisions that help protect your privacy and security. For example, you don’t need to use your real name on Twitter.” This seems to be a direct shot at Facebook as it is facing criticism by some groups over its real name usage policy.

Today’s updates should be welcome by users as it will help make their account more secure, especially while Twitter is a prime target for hackers and dispersal of fake news on real accounts. However, the roll-out isn’t as timely as what some would want, as similar services — including Facebook — have had this capability for a while.

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