Facebook updates with post on logged-out data collection

Isaac Cain
April 17, 2018

When an internet user clicks on one of those ads that can pop up on a variety of websites, then a cookie placed on that ad makes some basic user data available to Facebook. These services include Like and Share button, Facebook login details, Facebook Analytics and lastly the Facebook ads and measurement tools that enable websites and apps to show ads from Facebook advertisers. The company gets this data from websites and apps that let people share or like posts using Facebook plugins, or log into the website with their Facebook accounts.

Facebook Analytics provides developers information on how people are spending time on their websites and apps.

As per some reports over the web, David Baser, who is Facebook's Product Management Director, has given a clarification regarding the company's tracking practices along with data usage. Users who don't want their Facebook interests to show ads on other websites and apps can prohibit this in these settings as well. With Facebook Analytics, websites and apps can better understand how its audience make use of their services. And Amazon, Google, and Twitter all offer login features. ".when you see a YouTube video on a site that's not YouTube, it tells your browser to request the video from YouTube".

According to Baser, all websites and applications that use its tools have to get user permission to share personal user information. "This can help with things like saving items in your shopping cart", Baser explained. So when a website uses one of our services, your browser sends the same kinds of information to Facebook as the website receives.

It looks like Facebook is still shedding light on the types of data it is collecting.

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There are three main ways in which Facebook apparently uses the information it receives.

In the recent Senate hearings with the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington DC, Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg stated several times that Facebook does not sell users' data to third parties.

Over the last couple of weeks, Facebook has been trying to fix its image and has been doing this by offering a number of explanations on how it collects and uses data.

Among some very key benefits Pegimane offers over other popular social networking sites, it is also very clear on how it protects its users' online data. According to him, "If someone tries to log into your account using an IP address from a different country, we might ask some questions to verify if it's you". "Or if a browser has visited hundreds of sites in the last five minutes, that's a sign the device might be a bot".

The blog post concluded by going over what controls users have over their data. In the aftermath of President Trump's election, many speculated whether Zuckerberg's carefully orchestrated road trip, which included photo-ops with farmers in Wisconsin, firemen in IN, and college football coach Nick Saban in Alabama, was part of grander political ambitions or a way to make amends after a tough year for Facebook's image.

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