So when does Facebook get data about people from other websites and apps? Many websites and apps use Facebook services to make their content and ads more engaging and relevant. Some of the services include social plugins, Facebook login, Facebook analytics and Facebook ads and measurement tools. When someone uses a website or app that uses Facebook's services, Facebook gets information even if you are logged out or don't have a Facebook account. That happens because the websites or apps do not know who is using Facebook. Facebook gets data from websites or apps that use Facebook's services to make the content or ads better. ALSO READ: These business leaders made Time Magazines's 100 Most Influential People list Facebook uses the information that they get in three ways: 1. Enhancing their products and services 2. Provide their services to other websites or apps 3. Improving security and safety on Facebook According to the social networking company, they … [Read more...] about Just how does Facebook collect data on you?
Does facebook sell data
News by Press Association 23/04/2018, 4:29 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Facebook has reiterated that it does not sell data from its users to advertisers. In a blog post by Rob Goldman, the social network’s vice president for ads, the company laid out what it called the “basic mechanics of Facebook advertising”. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg denied the company sold user data to advertisers, during an appearance before the US Congress earlier this month, where he faced questions on the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how the company used personal data. The company said the new blog post was in response to an increasing number of questions from users on Facebook’s data privacy and advertising business. “To build a product that connects people across continents and cultures, we need to make sure everyone can afford it,” Mr Goldman said. “Advertising lets us keep Facebook … [Read more...] about Facebook insists it does not sell data to advertisers
One of the more interesting takeaways to come out of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s multi-day congressional testimony last week was confirmation that the social giant collects data from people online even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Also interesting: There’s no way to avoid it. It was a big enough admission that Facebook even wrote and published a blog post on Monday aiming to explain why it does this. But the blog post didn’t include everything. It didn’t mention the term “shadow profiles,” for example, a phrase often used to describe the kind of faux profile that companies can have about people even if they haven’t signed up. It also didn’t mention how long this data is stored, or how Facebook collects data from non-users when their friends who do use Facebook upload their phone contacts. We’ve asked a few follow-up questions. Here’s what you need to know, courtesy of the blog and a company spokesperson. … [Read more...] about This is how Facebook collects data on you even if you don’t have an account
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Posted on April 5, 2018 in Data and Security Brian Solis [email protected] Contributing Writer In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, rare town hall with media and analysts to explain these efforts and also take tough questions for the better part of an hour. Let’s start with the company’s news on data restrictions. To better protect Facebook user information, the company is making the following changes across nine priority areas over the coming months (Sourced from Facebook): Events API: Until today, people could grant an app permission to get information about events they host or attend, including private … [Read more...] about In Mark Zuckerberg We Trust? The State and Future of Facebook, User Data, Cambridge Analytica, Fake News, Elections, Russia and You