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PSA: Twitch's 'Activity Sharing' Feature Exposes Your Activity By Default (betanews.com) 12

The 'Activity Sharing' feature that Twitch announced on Thursday aims to notify your entire Friends list if you're doing something interesting. The video games streaming platform hopes that it would bolster the engagement level, as people will want to know what their friends are doing. The problem is that this feature is on by default. An anonymous reader writes: While the feature is fairly harmless, it is understandable that some people won't want others to easily spy on their behaviors. As an example, maybe you are watching a Hello Kitty game stream -- some folks might be embarrassed to have that displayed under their name. To turn it off, simply deselect the box as seen in this image.
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PSA: Twitch's 'Activity Sharing' Feature Exposes Your Activity By Default

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  • Twitch caters to the demographic that have panic attacks if there is a single nano-second in their lives that the rest of the world can't witness. They are just giving their customers what they want.

  • The problem is that this feature is on my default

    That's funny because it's not on my default.

  • I hope this doesn't happen with my Grindr account.

    I mean, hey, I love metal-working and welding just as much as the next guy, but I don't need to have the world know what tools are in my shed.

  • The 'Activity Sharing' feature that Twitch announced on Thursday aims to notify your entire Friends list if you're doing something interesting.

    That pretty much eliminates everything I've ever done on Twitch.

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