Facebook reveals how it collects data even after you've logged out

Facebook reveals how it collects data even after you've logged out

Pablo Tucker
Апреля 17, 2018

"This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook", Baser added.

"Going forward, we're going to address this by verifying the identity of every single advertiser who's running political or issue-oriented ads to make it so that foreign actors or people trying to spoof their identity or say that they're someone that they're not can not run political ads or run large pages", said Zuckerberg during his Congressional testimony. Here cookies allow them to count the number of unique visitors and recognise those who have also got an account on the social network.

"Because of the high visibility of our company, our compensation and governance committee has authorized an overall security program for Mark Zuckerberg to address safety concerns due to specific threats to his safety arising directly as a result of his position as our founder, Chairman, and CEO", Facebook said in its disclosure. Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed yesterday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use. These companies also offer advertising services. "This can help with things like saving items in your shopping cart", Facebook explained.

In a document filed late Friday, Facebook said it had spent $7.3 million in personal security costs and $1.5 million on personal use of private aircraft by Zuckerberg in 2017, a 54 percent increase from the year before, bringing the total to $8.8 million, compared with $5.8 million in 2016.

Pegimane's social media app and the website are created to connect real friends for life. Facebook receives all of this data as well, Baser said, as well as information on which website or app is being used.

There are three main ways in which Facebook apparently uses the information it receives. "For example, receiving data about the sites a particular browser has visited can help us identify bad actors", he posted.

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While stating the above, Baser sought to clarify: "We don't sell people's data". "This allows us to give advertisers stats about how many people are responding to their ads - even if they saw the ad on a different device - without us sharing anyone's personal information". "Furthermore, it is important for us to tell people if and how their data may have been accessed via This is Your Digital Life".

Zuckerberg says Facebook "failed" to protect people's information following the use by Cambridge Analytica of data scraped from 87 million Facebook users to target political ads ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Last week, the company had revealed that the data of about 87 million users on its platform were harvested without authorisation by Cambridge Analytica (CA).

So you think that you're pretty smart because you never signed up for a Facebook account.

The blog post also reviews the types of controls people with Facebook accounts have over their data.

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