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Building new data controls and updating our privacy policy

As we work to make our content more relevant to people on Twitter, we also want to offer the best and most transparent privacy and data controls.

Today, we’re announcing a suite of industry-leading tools to give you more access to your information and greater, more granular control over how it’s used. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the improvements that we’ve made to Twitter.

Here are the most important updates rolling out soon:

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@TwitterAU kicks off #TwitterforGood with @PCYCCityofSyd

Today is #TwitterforGood, Twitter’s company-wide day of service where Tweeps around the world get together to make an impact in their local community.

Today was even more meaningful as it coincided with National Volunteer Week, a national celebration of volunteers across Australia.

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Watch #Budget2017 live on Twitter

This year, it will be easier than ever to watch the Federal Budget live on Twitter.

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Introducing Twitter Lite

Every day, millions of people around the world use Twitter to see what’s happening right now. However, there are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks, expensive data plans, or lack of storage on mobile devices. While smartphone adoption grew to 3.8 billion connections by the end of 2016, 45% of mobile connections are still on slower 2G networks, according to GSMA.

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Now on Twitter: 140 characters for your replies

Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced twoupdates, and today we’re rolling out another. Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters.

With this change, we’ve simplified conversations in a few ways:

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Guest post: Celebrating five years of @IndigenousX on Twitter

On the five year anniversary of @IndigenousX kicking off on Twitter, creator @LukeLPearson reflects on how #IndigenousX has helped amplify Indigenous voices online.

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#SheInspiresMe: Celebrating International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are inviting everyone to join in celebrating women who inspire us with the hashtag #SheInspiresMe.

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Guest post : Making plenty of noise #CelebratingWomen

I love meeting new people, online or in person. I’ve always been active on social media and particularly enjoy the conversations that come naturally on Twitter. I’ve been fortunate to have very positive experiences on the platform and value the people I’ve come across, especially many of the incredible women I’ve met online.

Regular users of Twitter understand the genuine connection that develops with people you regularly Tweet with online, and when you meet a Twitter ‘friend’ in person it can often feel like meeting a long-lost friend.

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Guest post: The best #NRL fan accounts for season 2017

#NRL season is upon us again! To celebrate, @TwitterAU have asked us blokes from the @sharkcastpod, the biggest club-focused supporter podcast in Australia, to give you the skinny on the best fan accounts and podcasts on Twitter around Rugby League, the greatest game of all.

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