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Facebook responds to how it collects data when you are logged out

17 April 2018

Facebook is now alerting users with two notifications: one if you were affected and one if you weren't.

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Zuckerberg began to explain a few of the basics, but eventually said his team would follow up with more information later. "This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook", Baser said in his post as part of Facebook's Hard Questions series.

The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal information of millions of users was harvested by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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In a document filed late Friday, Facebook said it had spent $7.3 million in personal security costs and $1.5 million on personal use of private aircraft by Zuckerberg in 2017, a 54 percent increase from the year before, bringing the total to $8.8 million, compared with $5.8 million in 2016.

Social plugins, like the "Share" or "Like" buttons, which you can find on outside websites, like shopping pages and news articles.

Facebook Analytics, which gives website owners information on how and when people interact with their site.

Other companies, including Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Pinterest and LinkedIn (NASDAQ:MSFT) have similar setups, Facebook says.

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He also claimed that the information received from websites and apps was also used to help protect the security of Facebook. Your browser (Chrome, Safari or Firefox) shares your IP address so the website knows where to send the site content. Google has a popular analytics service.

- Facebook ads and measurement tools, which enable websites and apps to show ads from Facebook advertisers, to run their own ads on Facebook or elsewhere, and to understand the effectiveness of their ads. These companies - and many others - also offer advertising services.

Addressing the question about how it uses the collected data, Baser refuted that Facebook ever sells user data. Dean Heller (R-NV), all Zuckerberg could say was that Facebook tries "to move as quickly as possible". "For example, receiving data about the sites a particular browser has visited can help us identify bad actors".

Amid a revamp following the breakout of the data breach scandal involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, the social media giant announced a facelift for its "Bookmarks" section to facilitate easy access and navigation of settings.

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Facebook responds to how it collects data when you are logged out