Facebook knows about users from third party apps and websites too

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However, with the recent Cambridge Analytica issues and scandal after scandal due to the increased scrutiny on the company, it's becoming more and more hard to ignore the allegations that the company is mishandling personal information - even going so far as to build profiles for people who never signed up for Facebook in the first place.

"Whether it's information from apps and websites, or information you share with other people on Facebook, we want to put you in control - and be transparent about what information Facebook has and how it is used", Baser wrote in conclusion. With Facebook Analytics, websites and apps can better understand how its audience make use of their services. He cited Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon and Pinterest as only five examples of platforms known to be surveilling users.

Baser said Facebook collects information including your computer's IP address, the type of browser you're using to access the internet, the software your computer runs (Android, macOS, Windows, iOS, etc.), and other material. Facebook Social Plugins such as Like and Share buttons are used by third-party apps and websites to make the site appear more social and also help share the website's content on the Facebook.

The company yesterday published a blogpost, where its product manager David Baser said that Facebook collects data about web users who aren't even logged into Facebook.

Facebook, in return, helps those websites serve up relevant ads or receive analytics to study how people use their services. In an official blog post, published on 16 April, Facebook throws light on the goal and nature of data it is collecting from third party websites and apps which are using their various engagement tools.

When you visit a website, the browser you use sends a request to the site's server.

Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, "severely contradicted critical factual positions" that the company took to win dismissal last May of the $3 billion lawsuit by victims and relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, according to a filing with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in NY.

The document, according to the Intercept, describes Facebook's ability to use its vast amount of personal data to identify individual users who are "at risk" of changing to competitors' products, and then target them with advertising at the moment they would be about to switch.

Baser said Facebook doesn't sell that data but only uses it to cater content to you. It also collects that data in order to give website and app partners insights about, say, the number of people visiting their services, the spokeswoman said. If they don't, we can show an ad encouraging them to sign up for Facebook.

The class of users approved by Donato dates back to June 2011, when Facebook had an IL user base of more than 6 million people, according to lawyers for the plaintiffs. "But that's subjective. At the moment, we don't have those three points addressed".



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