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Use the Off-Facebook Activity Tool to Stop Being Stalked by Ads Online

From an article by Georgina Torbet in the Make Use Of web site:

“Facebook has been the subject of significant criticism about its approach to privacy. Now the company is trying to rebuild trust with its users. One way it is doing this is by introducing tools which let users see their own Facebook data and take more control over this data. The Off-Facebook Activity tool allows use to control what data Facebook receives from other apps and services.”


“While this is certainly an improvement in terms of privacy, it still means that Facebook has access to vast quantities of data about your internet activities from apps and sites across the web. Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, Facebook can still collect information about you from any site using features like the Facebook Like button or the Facebook Pixel.”

You can read the full article at:

You also might want to read How Your Data on Facebook Is Collected and Used to Win Elections at

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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