Yes, Facebook collects data even when you are logged out

Yes, Facebook collects data even when you are logged out

Baser said that Facebook uses collected data for mainly three things-providing services like Facebook plugins, Facebook Analytics, and ads; keeping user's information secure; and improving services like keeping posts about things you care (cats, your favourite TV shows, political leanings, etc.) at the top of your news feed.

"When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account", David Baser, a product management director, wrote in a blog post. "This is because other apps and sites don't know who is using Facebook", Baser added. "Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on their services", he said.

Most of the political ads about divisive issues that ran on Facebook Inc (FB.O) before the 2016 USA presidential election were sponsored by "suspicious groups" with no publicly available information about them, according to a study released on Monday and based on a database of five million ads on Facebook. Baser said when you use those websites or apps, Facebook collects data to show relevant ads, make other sites more social and "help" them "better understand how people use their services".

Google has its own Analytics service. Dean Heller (R-NV), all Zuckerberg could say was that Facebook tries "to move as quickly as possible". He says that Facebook doesn't sell this data and uses only it only to offer suitable content to you just like how other companies do.

The figure for 2016 was also more than double what was spent on the next highest personal security bill for a CEO in the Fortune 100, according to an analysis by the executive compensation and research firm Equilar (companies have not all filed their figures yet for 2017).

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So, what does Facebook do with data it receives from other websites and apps?

When a user visits a website, the web browser has to share some amount of user data with them such as IP address so it knows where to send the data and the OS (operating system) it is running on as the layout and content varies from one OS to another.

"Many companies offer these types of services and, like Facebook, they also get information from the apps and sites that use them". Rep. Castor also drew attention to Facebook's harvesting of medical data on non-users, another point Zuckerberg was forced to concede.

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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