Facebook explains how and why it tracks people who don't use Facebook

17 April, 2018, 18:47 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
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"We did this because the website may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica". While Facebook has been getting the brunt of the recent outrage over its data collection and privacy practices, some methods are industry standard.

"He is central to Facebook's future success and as founder and CEO of the company has a high public profile".

Baser said "many" websites and apps use Facebook services to target content and ads, including via the social network's Like and Share buttons, when people use their Facebook account to log into another website or app and Facebook ads and measurement tools.

"We require these security measures for the company's benefit because of the importance of Mr. Zuckerberg to Facebook, and we believe that the costs of this overall security program are appropriate and necessary".

You can find Facebook's privacy policy here.

During questioning, it was revealed by Zuckerberg that Facebook doesn't just track the data and usage of its registered users. "This would apply to other services beyond Facebook because, as mentioned, it is standard to how the internet works". "We are putting a link at the top of people's News Feeds to make sure that everyone sees it".

Facebook is now under scrutiny for whether they sell users' data on to third parties.

"If I'm not a Facebook user, I ought to have a right to know what data Facebook has about me", Froomkin said.

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"We also use the information we receive from websites and apps to help protect the security of Facebook".

As Facebook, other social media sites and users themselves put greater value in trusted sources, musicians and labels that communicate in a straightforward and honest manner will be front an center once again, replacing the trolls, bots, and spammers that users and the social channels themselves are done with.

The blog post states that it is not just Facebook that collects such data.

In Kenya, NASA leader Raila Odinga, who lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to sue Cambridge Analytica and Facebook for running "devilish" propaganda against him during the last general elections.

The feature was turned off in the European Union shortly after it launched, and Facebook committed in 2012 to delete all face templates by October that year, as part of a wide-ranging agreement with the Irish data protection commissioner.

"We will review all legitimate reports and respond as quickly as possible when we identify a credible threat to people's information", Collin Greene, head of Product Security, Facebook.

In a blog post, Facebook's product management director, David Baser, wrote that the company tracked users and non-users across websites and apps for three main reasons: providing services directly, securing the company's own site, and "improving our products and services".


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