Other items which could be stored include interactions with Twitter’s website, applications and advertisements.
Twitter’s spokesperson said that the company will update the “language associated with Find Friends” to make itself more clear and transparent with its communications with users. It will change “scan your contacts” to “upload” or “import” contacts. The spokesperson also said that Twitter users can have their contact database removed through their Twitter account.
The clarification comes after life journal app Path caused controversy after it was discovered that the app takes an iPhone user’s address book and uploads it to its servers without permission.
Path’s CEO Dave Morin since apologised for this, saying Path has deleted the entire collection of contact information from its servers and has issued an update to fix the error.