Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Facebook Reveals It Can Collect Users' Data Even Without Them Logging In

Facebook Reveals It Can Collect Users' Data Even Without Them Logging In

There are several ways of collecting data including when a user presses the like button on a third party website, signs in to an app using Facebook and Facebook ads and measurement tools that enable third party apps and sites to show ads from Facebook's advertisers.

Baser said Facebook doesn't pitch that information yet just uses it to cater to you.

But despite Facebook's deepening foothold in the Union - there are reports the company has secured office space in one of the most expensive properties in Brussels - its 33-year-old CEO is yet to accept requests from the European Parliament to face MEPs in-person.

Those willing and able to pay are probably richer than the average user, so luxury businesses pay more to advertise to them, and probably spend more time browsing Facebook than the average user, so they see more of those ads.
Let's hope the company eventually makes it possible for non-users to see and delete data that Facebook has collected on them. To start with, your IP address (think of it as your address on the Internet), your browser, and your operating system are all shared with Facebook.

Facebook released a blog post detailing how the service collects information about its users from the web.

The British data analytics consultancy had approached a firm that advises companies on how to structure an initial coin offering, an increasingly popular online fundraising scheme involving the issue of a new digital currency, the sources said. And Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features. "It is also used as a forum for advertising by individuals, organisations both public and private sector to post and download public notices, position vacancies and job searches, real estates and other commercial activities".

Mr Basil issued the directives to the Department of Information and Communications and the National Information Communications Technology Authority on Monday in the wake of US Senate and class action court hearings to ascertain whether Facebook Inc failed to protect privacy of Facebook users in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Facebook uses social plugins (Like and Share buttons), Facebook Logins, Facebook Analytics, as well as Facebook ads to keep track of users. In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies each time you visit them.

The government is "examining" the responses furnished by Facebook, and its vendor Cambridge Analytica, over the data breach issue, even as it keeps a close watch on global developments, especially in the U.S. and United Kingdom, a senior official of the IT Ministry said on Tuesday.

Furthermore, Baser only offers controls to Facebook users, which will allow them to customize their News Feed and Ads experiences, and even disregard data Facebook collects about them.

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