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The news comes just a day after the announcement of giving users the option to make video and audio calls that will work on iOS, Android, Mac & PC” and that too without any requirement of phone number.
The company further envisions that this data will be used to “recommend potential jobs for users to share with potential employers when they apply for a job”.
This would be to “recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job”.
The recent development has given rise to the speculation that X may be planning to provide recruitment services.
It states: “We may collect and use your personal information (such as your employment history, educational history, employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, and so on) to recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job, to enable employers to find potential candidates, and to show you more relevant advertising.”
With this new venture of rolling out recruitment service X seems to pose a great challenge to its rival platforms such as LinkedIn.
Meanwhile X has clarified that it will be limited to X Premium users and the collection of biometric data incorporates person’s physical attributes like a facial scan or fingerprint
The company told the BBC: “X will give the option to provide their government ID, combined with a selfie, to add a verification layer.
“Biometric data may be extracted from both the government ID and the selfie image for matching purposes. This will additionally help us tie, for those that choose, an account to a real person by processing their government-issued ID. This will also help X fight impersonation attempts and make the platform more secure.”