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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.

You Can Finally See All of the Info Facebook Collected About You from Other Websites

Facebook collects information about its users in two ways: first, through the information you input into its website and apps, and second, by tracking which websites you visit while you’re not on Facebook. That’s why, after you visit a clothing retailer’s website, you’ll likely see an ad for it in your Facebook News Feed or Instagram feed. Basically, Facebook monitors where you go, all across the internet, and uses your digital footprints to target you with ads.

Facebook doesn’t plan to stop collecting your private information. After all, this IS Facebook we are talking about. However, the company soon will allow you to see the information about you that has been collected and will even allow you to disconnect that browsing history from your Facebook account. Facebook won’t actually delete the information, however.

See https://tinyurl.com/privacy190828a for the details.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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