How Facebook Watches You – Social media giant tracks your previous 90 days of browsing

I really don’t like Facebook. But it is hard to keep in touch with friends on other social networks, as they are ALL on Facebook!
I had hoped with the release of Google+, that Facebook would start to wane, but it hasn’t. So I’m still on there.
I hope that at some point people start to realize Facebook is not doing you any favours. Here is an article on how Facebook is tracking you…

Facebook is watching you—even if you’re not a Facebook user—but insists it’s less nefarious than rivals who do the same thing. The social networking giant uses tracking cookies to keep a running log of every page users have visited for the past 90 days, engineering director Arturo Bejar tells the USA Today. It also tracks anyone, user or otherwise, who happens onto Facebook for any reason.

via How Facebook Watches You – Social media giant tracks your previous 90 days of browsing.

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3 thoughts on “How Facebook Watches You – Social media giant tracks your previous 90 days of browsing

  1. Facebook …what to say..you want to live w/out it but your “friends” tend to want you to live with it….I’m wondering how in the world can they keep track or want to even keep track of the gajillion people that use FB. In fact (since I read your next post first before reading this post) we should get that guy attempting to assassinate the White House to try and do the same to FB..

    • There is definitely a trend to make the internet more of a public space where we can be identified. Not too big of a deal in places where freedom of speech is defended by the courts, but in countries where freedom of speech is met with jail or death, pseudonyms and anonymity are important.

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