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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data

Facebook’s tracking stretches far beyond the company’s well-known targeted advertisements. And details that people often readily volunteer — age, employer, relationship status, likes and location — are just the start. The social media giant also tracks users on other sites and apps. It also collects so-called biometric facial data without users’ explicit ‘opt-in’ consent, and helps video-game companies target ‘high-value players’ who are likely to spend on in-app purchases. The sifting of users gets into personal — even confidential — matters.

Details may be found in an article by Natasha Singer in the New York Times at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/technology/facebook-privacy-hearings.html.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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